Alec Baldwin’s Hollywood career continues to be haunted by his reckless actions.
In spite of his best efforts, people have not moved on from what he did.
And Baldwin posted one insane message about his horrific shooting incident.
Alec Baldwin is still grappling with the fallout from his shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during filming of the western Rust.
Baldwin has done everything he could to repel blame, including retweeting a New York Times article that absolved him of guilt.
But Baldwin’s left-wing friends at The New York Times will not be determining his fate; officials in New Mexico—the location for the filming of Rust—will be the ones who decide.
And Baldwin seems to have taken a premature victory lap after New Mexico OSHA made its determination on the shooting death.
Baldwin posted on social media a statement that was apparently prepared by his lawyers, which read:
“We are grateful to the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau for investigating this matter. We appreciate that the report exonerates Mr. Baldwin by making clear that he believed the gun held only dummy rounds. Additionally, the report recognizes that Mr. Baldwin’s authority on the production was limited to approving script changes and creative casting. Mr. Baldwin had no authority over the matters that were the subject of the Bureau’s findings of violations, and we are pleased that the New Mexico officials have clarified these critical issues. We are confident that the individuals identified in the report will be held accountable for this tragedy.”
However, New Mexico OSHA did not exonerate Baldwin or anyone else.
In fact, New Mexico Department Cabinet Secretary James Kenny explained in a video that the producers of Rust, one of which includes Alec Baldwin, got hit with the biggest allowable fine from the state.
Kenny said, “Our OSHA investigators have determined that Rust Production failed in their obligation to provide a workplace free of recognized hazards. More specifically, there were several management failures, and more than sufficient evidence to suggest that if standard industry practices were followed, the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins and the serious injury to Joel Souza would not have occurred. Through our investigation, we determined that Rust Production’s failures were both serious and wilful. To this end, we issued the maximum possible fine of $136,793 to the company…While this concludes our OSHA investigation into this matter, I understand law enforcement is continuing its criminal investigation.”
Not only has Baldwin not been exonerated, Kenny made it clear that New Mexico law enforcement is still investigating the incident.
Baldwin may indeed beat the criminal charges, but it’s a classless tactic to put out a bogus statement in an attempt to influence public perception of the matter.
Baldwin is still not out of the woods, no matter what he posts on Instagram.