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Alec Baldwin admits he cocked the gun before the shooting of Fatal “Rust”

Actor Alec Baldwin told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos that he cocked the gun that killed the cinematographer for his unfinished film. Rust – but insisted he hadn’t pulled the trigger.

Halyna Hutchins was killed and director Joel Souza was injured in the shooting on October 21, 2021.

The first part of Stephanopoulos’ interview with Baldwin aired Thursday and a new preview clip aired on Friday morning on Hello America. United States today quoted Baldwin as recounting the fatal moment.

Baldwin said, “I hold the gun where it is. [Hutchins] told me to hold it.

He added: “In the scene [being rehearsed] I would have cocked the gun and said, ‘You wanna see this? And she said yes. So I take the gun and sort of arrange the gun, I’m not going to pull the trigger.

Baldwin said Hutchins then asked him to adjust the angle at which he was holding the gun.

He then said to Stephanopoulos: “I cock the gun and I’m like: ‘You see that? Do you see that? Do you see that? ‘ And I let go of the hammer of the pistol and the pistol goes off.

Baldwin also told Stephanopoulos: “The trigger has not been pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.

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