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Ten months after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot to death on the set of ‘Rust,’ actor Alec Baldwin has stated that he believes he, gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez Reed or others will not face criminal charges. The 64-year-old actor accidentally shot Hutchins, 42, while filming a movie titled “Rust” at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October 2021, injuring director Joel Souza. Recently, in a recent interview with CNN, Baldwin broke down and revealed that the catastrophic incident “took years” of his life and affected him professionally.
Baldwin has consistently denied that he pulled the trigger and that the gun was supposed to be loaded with fake bullets on the ‘Rust’ film set. As prosecutors in New Mexico await the investigative report from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office and consider filing criminal charges in connection with the fatal shooting, the actor has also hired a private investigator.
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Halyna Hutchins was 42 years old.
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Speaking about the tragic shooting, Baldwin told CNN, “That private investigator, as you probably know, had no difficulty accessing the sheriff’s department staff, and that person told us, in quotes, that we’ve known in the department since January that Alec would not be charged with any crime.” Baldwin’s attorney reportedly added that ”it would be a huge miscarriage of justice” if he were charged after the deadly shooting.
The FBI recently issued a report stating that the gun could not have fired unless Baldwin fired it intentionally. It means he could still face criminal charges as a result of the incident, and the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department confirmed the case will be referred to the District Attorney.
“The main question in this case from the beginning has been where did the live rounds that ended up on the Rust set come from? The sheriff’s office made a conscious decision not to pursue this question by refusing to ask the FBI to analyze any of the rounds for fingerprints or DNA,” he said. “Now we know for sure that there were live rounds on set. “It is inconceivable that the Sheriff would not seek answers to this fundamental question and it poses a serious problem with the entire investigation. We have searched for this answer for a long time and we will not give up the search for the truth to find it.”
However, during the interview, Baldwin blamed the tragedy on Reed, the film’s gunsmith and prop assistant, and assistant director Dave Halls, who gave him the gun. Reed and Halls, through their respective attorneys, accused Baldwin of shifting blame. “Somebody put a real bullet in the gun who should have known better,” Baldwin said. “That was [Gutierrez Reed’s] job. His job was to look at the ammunition and put in the dummy round or the blank round, and there weren’t supposed to be any live rounds on set.”
“There are two people who didn’t do what they were supposed to do,” he added. “I’m not sitting there saying I want them to, you know, go to prison, or I want their lives to be hell. I don’t want that, but I want everyone to know that those are the two people who are responsible for what happened.”
Baldwin also loudly questioned whether the film’s prop supplier, Seth Kenney, accidentally supplied real bullets to the set of ‘Rust’. According to a recently released FBI report, dozens of rounds consistent with live bullets were discovered on the set.
In January, Reed filed a lawsuit against Kenney. In the lawsuit, Reed accused Kenney of selling him a stash of dummy ammunition with live bullets mixed in. Kenney’s attorneys filed a response in July, denying any allegations and asking the court to dismiss the case.
Baldwin believes he will not face criminal charges based on information provided by his private investigator. Baldwin believes that Gutierrez Reed and Halls will not face criminal charges either. “I’m pretty sure none of them should ever work on a movie set again,” he said. “I honestly believe … [investigators are] going to say this was an accident. It’s tragic.” Baldwin added that he doesn’t want to “condemn” Reed.
“I mean, maybe it’s Catholic in me,” Baldwin said. “I have the urge to say, I don’t want to see anyone suffer. I don’t want to sit there and say, you know, go find her and convict her.” Baldwin also stated that not a day goes by that she doesn’t think about Hutchins and what happened that day. “Everyone loved her as a person,” Baldwin said, praising Hutchins’ talent and character. “Her dying, that’s the worst of it. Someone died, and it was preventable. It was so unnecessary,” he said. “Every day of my life I think about that.”