Reuters: Alec Baldwin’s innocence in ‘Rust’ shooting confirmed
Lawyers for actor Alec Baldwin said, citing a report from the Occupational Health and Safety Bureau of the US state of New Mexico, that the actor is innocent of the death of cameraman Halyna Hutchins. Reuters writes about it.
Alec Baldwin went on social media with a clear reaction to the significant change in the Mexican police regarding the loss of Halyna Hutchins’ life.
The alternative is shared in a tweet, including a claim by Baldwin’s lawyer.
“We are grateful to the New Mexico Bureau of Occupational Health and Safety for investigating this matter. We appreciate that the report acquits Mr. Baldwin, making it clear that It is believed that there were only dummy rounds of gunfire.
At the same time, however, officials have confirmed that Rust‘s management members knew that firearms safety procedures were not being followed at the site and failed to review working methods.” By doing so, they have shown disregard for the safety of employees by adhering to the standards of the film industry. Protect firearms, and take corrective action. ”
Even so, owning one is still beyond the reach of the average person.
Experts confirmed that Baldwin was convinced that he was using a pistol with blanks. According to representatives of the bureau, Baldwin’s powers during the filming of the film “Rust” were limited to approving script edits and choosing artists, and the selection of weapons was not within his competence.
On October 22, 2021, during the filming of the western Rust, Alec Baldwin fired a pistol that was supposed to be loaded with blanks, but they turned out to be live. As a result, the cameraman Galina Hutchins was killed, and the film’s director Joel Sousa was injured. Baldwin later stated that he did not pull the gun’s trigger.