Moment Shows Alec Baldwin Discovering Woman Died in ‘Rust’ Shooting

Newly released footage shows the moment actor Alec Baldwin learned of the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October 2021 after her accidental death on the set of the western film in New Mexico, Rust.

In an interview with ABC News in December, Baldwin, who was also one of the film’s producers, said he was pointing the gun at Hutchins on his instructions during rehearsals on Oct. 21, when he went off without him pulling the trigger, shooting and killing. Hutchins and hurting writer-director Joel Souza.

Footage from an interview last year with Baldwin at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office was recently released, showing deputies telling Baldwin that Hutchins had died.

“I have very bad news to tell you,” a deputy told him. “She didn’t survive.” Baldwin shouted, “No!” before putting his hand over his mouth and sitting down in silence.

He sat for several moments, covering his face with his hand as the deputy asked if there was anything we could do for you. Later in the video, Baldwin stands up and says, “I want to go call my wife.”

Law enforcement recently released several pieces of video evidence, including body camera footage police who arrived at the scene moments after the shooting.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza said Newsweek that the release of the footage was “in response to a request for public records. It was also an effort to be as transparent as possible regarding the investigation”.

A snippet of the filmed scene which allegedly shows the moment Hutchins was shot was also published. The video cuts to show Baldwin doing a quick shot before the camera drops back.

Baldwin denied that he and the producers on set were “reckless” in the events leading up to filming, saying they were told the weapon was a “cold weapon”, meaning it didn’t. was not loaded.

In a statement, Baldwin’s legal team said that Baldwin and Hutchins “and the rest of the crew were relying on the statement of the two professionals responsible for verifying the weapon that it was a “weapon cold” – which means there is no possibility of discharge. , virgin or otherwise.”

Last week, the New Mexico Department of the Environment’s Office of Occupational Health and Safety (OHSB) released a report that the film’s production company had “shown blatant disregard for the dangers associated with firearms” and could have “prevented the accident from happening” if she had acted. properly.

Newly released footage shows the moment Alec Baldwin learned that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins had died after accidentally firing a supposed prop gun on the set of the movie ‘Rust’. In this photo, Baldwin attends the World Premiere of National Geographic Documentary Films’ “The First Wave” at the Hamptons International Film Festival on October 7, 2021 in East Hampton, New York.
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“We hope the investigations are almost complete, there are a few things we are waiting for,” Mendoza said. The investigation is awaiting several forensic and DNA analysis reports and analysis of the firearm before it can be finalized.

In an earlier report, Baldwin’s attorney, Luke Nikas, said Newsweek that the actor “welcomes” the investigation and stressed that “Mr. Baldwin acted responsibly and had no control over the production issues identified in the OSHA report.”


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