Alec Baldwin is trying to get away with killing someone.
The reckless shooting on a film set continues to haunt him.
And Baldwin’s legal troubles just took a turn for the worse.
Alec Baldwin was holding the gun that killed one crewmember and injured another during the filming of the western Rust.
Baldwin was also a producer on the film, so he assumed a considerable amount of responsibility.
Despite those facts, Baldwin has furiously deflected blame.
But Baldwin is facing lawsuits from crewmembers on the production, and now the police want to search Baldwin’s phone and emails.
From Fox News:
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department is looking to seize Alec Baldwin’s cell phone in a new search warrant it obtained Thursday.
The sheriff’s department wants to search Baldwin’s phone for any evidence relating to the death of Halyna Hutchins.
“Affiant is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwins’ [sic] cell phone to search for any evidence relating to the death investigation of Halyna Hutchins,” the affidavit, obtained by Fox News Digital, said. “Affiant believes there may be evidence on the phone due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s).”
“Such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation. Affiant was also made aware there were several emails and text messages sent and received regarding the movie production ‘Rust’ in the course of interviews.”
Since the tragic incident, Baldwin has treaded carefully.
He released a PR-crafted statement on Twitter that made sure not to apologize or accept blame for anything.
Baldwin also retweeted a New York Times article that absolved him of guilt.
Later Baldwin deleted his Twitter account altogether.
Baldwin also sat for an interview with George Stephanopoulos from ABC News where he said he was not responsible for Hutchins’s death even though the loaded gun was in his hand.
.@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
Other actors including George Clooney have said they always check guns before every single take to ensure incidents like the shooting on Rust do not happen.
The industry has been more vigilant about guns ever since the tragic death of Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee’s son, during the filming of The Crow.