In an unusual move, actor Alec Baldwin was interviewed by ABC yesterday (Thursday) and claimed "I did not pull the trigger, I did not fire the bullet that hit the photographer", referring for the first time to the shooting incident in the set of the film he produced - "Rust", which ended in the death of the cinematographer. , Accommodation Hutchins.
Today, new statements are published from the exclusive interview, in which he says that he does not think he will be prosecuted in the case.
"I feel someone is responsible for what happened, but I know it's not me. I might have committed suicide if I thought I was actually responsible, and I do not say it lightly."
He further claimed, "I will never aim a gun at anyone and pull the trigger" and added that he was told by the staff members in charge of testing the weapon that the gun was "safe".
Actor Alec Baldwin, Photo: Reuters
Later in the interview he described in great detail the moment everything happened, "Hutchins stood by the camera, looked at the monitor and instructed me on how to hold the weapon for the shooting angle. I indicated in the call that I was not going to pull the trigger."
At this point, he claims, Hutchins asked him to pull the "hammer" of the gun and he followed her instructions, "I released the hammer back as far as I could without activating it and bang, the gun fired."
Baldwin did not realize that Hutchins was injured in the shooting and thought he had fainted, only hours later he was told she was dead, "I can not imagine myself making a movie again that would include guns."
As I recall, Baldwin was accused of not thoroughly inspecting the gun himself, but in an interview insisted it was not the actor's job, "there was a professional who handed me the weapon, I trusted him. In the 40 years I was in the business, to this day, I have never had such a problem. ".
It should be noted that the incident is still being investigated by the authorities in New Mexico and no criminal indictments have been filed.
Two crew members have filed civil lawsuits accusing Baldwin, the producers and others of negligence and loose safety protocols on the set, but Baldwin claimed, "I did not notice safety issues while I was there."
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