Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria says she doesn’t ‘feel so strong’ over her husband’s manslaughter charges
Alec Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, has spoken out following her husband’s manslaughter charges for the on-set death of ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
In the most recent episode of her podcast, “Witches Anonymous,” posted on Sunday, the 39-year-old opened up about the support her family has received since the news broke.
“It was an emotional time for my family. And I want to let you know how grateful I am for your support, kindness and reason,” Hilaria said. “Quite honestly, without it, we would crumble. So thank you so much for being our rock right now because I don’t feel so strong.”
On Monday, it was announced that Alec would be formally charged with manslaughter on Tuesday.
“The District Attorney and Special Prosecutor are fully focused on securing justice for Halyna Hutchins,” Heather Brewer, a spokeswoman for New Mexico’s First Judicial District Attorney’s Office, said in a statement. “The evidence and the facts speak for themselves.”
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On her podcast, Hilaria noted, “Children are sponges, and some conversations aren’t always age-appropriate. We can’t deny that they don’t feel the energy and pick up on certain things in the family. and at home.”
The mother-of-seven then spoke with Dr Hillary Goldsher, a psychologist specializing in parenting, about “how to take care of our children and ourselves when times are tough”.
She concluded the podcast by once again thanking listeners and fans for their “kindness and support.”
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Earlier this month, it was announced that Alec would be charged with two counts of manslaughter in Hutchins’ death.
The 42-year-old cinematographer was killed on the set of Western film ‘Rust’ in New Mexico when live ammunition was loaded into a gun that was given to Alec while he was rehearsing a scene . The actor has since denied pulling the trigger on the gun that killed Hutchins.
The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also struck but survived, and no charges have been filed for his injury.
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Manslaughter is a Class D felony punishable by 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine.
Alec’s second count is manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act, which ‘requires proof that there was more than mere negligence involved in a death’, according to the DA’s office. . He also faces up to 18 months in prison and a $5,000 fine.
However, this loadout includes an upgrade to the firearm. If convicted of the enhancement, Baldwin would face a mandatory five-year prison sentence.
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Alec’s attorney called the charges a “terrible miscarriage of justice” in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“This decision distorts the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice,” said Luke Nikas of the law firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. “Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the set. He relied on the professionals he worked with, who assured that the weapon had no live ammunition. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
Hutchins’ family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Alec and other key production members in February 2022. The lawsuit exposed “reckless behavior and cost-cutting” that led to Hutchins’ death, according to the family lawyer. Alec, in addition to starring in the film, is also a producer.
Matthew Hutchins, the husband of the late cinematographer, announced in October that the civil lawsuit had been settled, pending court approval.
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Despite the tragic incident, production on “Rust” is moving forward with Alec reprising his starring role in the film. Melina Spadone, attorney for Rust Movie Productions LLC, confirmed to Fox News Digital that the film is “on track to be completed with Mr. Baldwin in the lead role and Joel Souza as director.”
Fox News Digital’s Tracy Wright and Lauryn Overhultz contributed to this report.