Alec Baldwin contradicted the FBI’s hypothesis in the investigation into the murder on the set of the movie “Rust”

Alec Baldwin contradicted the FBI’s hypothesis in the investigation into the murder on the set of the movie “Rust”

Actor Alec Baldwin makes a phone call in the parking lot of the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office after being questioned about the film's on-set shooting "rust" Actor Alec Baldwin talks on the phone in the parking lot of the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office after being questioned about filming on the set of the movie Rust.

Actor Alec Baldwin spoke again about the incident on the set of his film Rust, insisting as he had on previous occasions: when he didn’t pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

In an interview with the journalist Chris Cuomoin his podcast The Chris Cuomo Project, Baldwin repeated this The defective weapon went off by itself and that “the only question here is who put a real bullet in the gun”.

“The security officer during filming said the gun was safe and we had peace of mind when he handed it to me. (…) Why did he say that if he didn’t know or hadn’t verified it?” Baldwin added.

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The interview with Cuomo was uploaded to the various audio platforms this Tuesday, but it is not known if it was recorded before the FBI reports where It is concluded that the casualty gun could not have been fired without pulling the trigger.

Baldwin downplayed comments he made weeks ago that he didn’t pull the trigger while filming Rust found that repeatedly hitting the revolver’s rear firing pin resulted in firing. The actor compared this technique to that used in western films, where, according to Baldwin If the hammer is pulled back without locking it, a bullet can be fired “without anyone having to pull the trigger”..

Federal investigations contradict Baldwin’s version because, sAccording to the report, the gun was “undamaged and in working condition” such that “it could not be fired without pulling the trigger.

Alec Baldwin stands in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office after being questioned about the on-set shootingAlec Baldwin stands in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office after being questioned about the on-set shooting

The Rust case focuses on the incident during the filming of this film on October 21st Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins died after being shot by actor Alec Baldwin’s gun. The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also injured in the incident.

The Hutchins family sued Baldwin for involuntary manslaughter, but prosecutors have not filed any charges against the actor. The New Mexico authorities in the United States in April fined the producers of the film adaptation of Rust, including Baldwin, $140,000 for failing to guarantee safety protocols.

For now, Santa Fe County investigators are waiting for the FBI to complete the ballistics report and examine Baldwin’s cell phone records.before escalating the case to prosecutors, where multiple charges would be brought against the actor.

(With information from EFE)

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