Alec Baldwin shot and killed a woman on the set of a film.
The horrific incident could mean he is done in Hollywood.
But Baldwin gave one interview that will have you pulling out your hair.
Alec Baldwin has a lot to answer for after the deadly shooting on the set of a western called Rust.
Baldwin has already lawyered up amid civil litigation, and he’s not yet out of the woods in terms of criminal prosecution.
During rehearsal, Baldwin fired the gun that shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.
But during an interview with ABC News Democrat operative George Stephanopoulous, Baldwin claims he never pulled the trigger and doesn’t know how the gun went off.
Asked by @GStephanopoulos how a real bullet got on the “Rust” set, Alec Baldwin says: “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
Baldwin was a producer on the film and had the weapon in his hand, so at the end of the day he is responsible.
Either the gun armorer—who is hired by the producers—or Baldwin should have ensured that the gun was not loaded.
Regardless of what the gun armorer did or did not do, Baldwin should have checked the gun himself, and he certainly should not have pointed it at a crew member.
Baldwin was guilty of multiple gun safety procedures.
However, he said he wasn’t at all responsible for Hutchins’s death.
.@GStephanopoulos: “Do you feel guilt?”
Alec Baldwin: “No. Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 3, 2021
Baldwin’s career hangs in the balance, and his desperate attempts to blame everyone else don’t seem to be going over too well.