Alec Baldwin ‘Did Not Pull That Trigger’ On Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins, Attorney Says
On Oct. 21, Baldwin was holding an antique revolver during rehearsal for the movie Rust. During this rehearsal, a firearm discharged a live round, striking and killing 42-year old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Hutchins died after being airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Alburquerque.
The bullet that hit Hutchins also struck the film’s director, Joel Souza, in the shoulder. Souza, 48, was rushed to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe and received emergency care. He was released from the hospital the next day.
In an hour-long special with George Stephanopoulos airing on Thursday night, Baldwin said, “The trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them. Never.”
Baldwin also says he had “no idea” how the bullet made its way into the gun that was intended to be a prop on the film’s set.
Assistant director of the film, Dave Hall’s attorney Lisa Torraco told Good Morning America that Baldwin did not pull the trigger.
“The entire time, Baldwin had his finger outside the trigger guard, parallel to the barrel. [Halls] told me since day one he thought it was a misfire,” Torraco said on Thursday. “And until Alec said that, it was just really hard to believe. But Dave has told me since the very first day I met him that Alec did not pull that trigger.”
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