Alec Baldwin has recently claimed that all members of the Rust set know “exactly who to blame” for the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Last year, Baldwin allegedly fired a prop gun while on the Rust set. This resulted in the tragic death of Mrs Hutchins. She was 42 years old. The fired gun also injured director Joel Souza.
In a new interview, Alec Baldwin has provided a possible explanation in to how this gun could have killed Mrs Hutchins, without him firing it.
Speaking to US journalist Chris Cuomo, Alec Baldwin also stated that every person involved in the making of Rust knows exactly what happened on that fateful date in October.
The actor also added that the investigation’s slow progress was “troublesome” for him.
“I know that every single person on the set of the film knows what happened, and the people who are talking loudest about what happened or speculating about what happened were not on the set of the film”, Baldwin said.
He continued, “They are talking on and on and on about what if this and what if that and have dined out on this and the thing that they have in common is nobody was there. Everybody who was there, they know exactly what happened. They know exactly who’s to blame”.
Alec Baldwin also added that he felt the gun could have been fired without the trigger being used. He also claimed that this is a process called “fanning”.
The actor also dismissed the FBI’s claims that the weapon “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger”.
“This did not come from me, this came from the DA’s Office themselves,” Baldwin added. “If you pull the hammer back, and you don’t lock the hammer; if you pull the hammer back pretty far – in old Western movies you’d see someone fan the hammer of the gun”.
He also added, “The hammer didn’t lock. You pulled it back to an extent where it would fire the bullet without you pulling the trigger, without you locking the hammer”.
“I am not the victim here” – Baldwin
While he is fully aware that he is not the victim here, Alec Baldwin spoke about these lawsuits that he is facing.
Following Hutchins’ death, Alec Baldwin is facing several lawsuits, including one from Halyna Hutchins’ family for wrongful death.
The lawsuit also claims that Baldwin “disregarded at least 15 Industry Standards”.
“I am not the victim here”, Baldwin insisted. “Things for me are going to get better, things for me are going to get cleared up. I am 1000% confident about that And nothing is going to bring this woman back. She died”.