Alec Baldwin has accused the family of late cinematographer Halyna Hutchins of trying to extort money from him.
Actor solves fatal accident on Rust set when he appeared at the Boulder International Film Festival and asserted that he remains “hopefully when the truth comes out, we won’t be held criminally responsible” for the shooting.
Hutchins (42) was killed in October 2021 when a prop gun Baldwin was rehearsing fired a live shot into her chest.
Director Joel Souza (48 years old) was also shot in the incident on the set of New Mexico but survived.
“From the very beginning, from the moment this happened, everyone has been laying on – aside from all the anguish and suffering, the horrible feeling we have and of course, there are two victims and no one the other is the victim, so to speak – we have Mr. Baldwin said.
“What you have is a certain group of litigants on a certain side, their attitude like, well, people who seem sloppy have enough money.
“And people with the money aren’t sloppy, but we’re not going to let that stop us from doing what we need to do about litigation.”
And he added: “Why sue people if you don’t get the money? That’s what you’re doing. ”
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Mr Baldwin also repeated his claim that icemaker Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (24) was responsible for the fatal crash.
“When someone whose job it is to ensure the safety of a weapon leaves someone else whose job it is to be a second layer of security and they give it to you and you declare that the weapon is safe, All – that’s how I lived. Baldwin said.
“I asked the safety experts there to declare the gun safe and hand it over to me. Never had a problem. ”
And he added that actors were “not allowed” to declare firearms safely on set.
“I mean, the joke is, you don’t want actors to do safety checks. They can’t even make coffee, they’re stupid,” he said.
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