Alec Baldwin is speaking out after ABC News released the findings of the FBI forensic report they obtained. The report shared details about their investigation into the shooting that killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of Alec Baldwin’s movie Rust.
As Mamas Uncut reported, the gun that killed Hutchins and wounded the movie’s director was held by Baldwin himself. Reports initially revealed that Baldwin, Hutchins, and the director were marking the scene while the rest of the crew prepared for taping.
The gun was believed to be “cold” an industry term used to indicate that a gun does not have any live round in it. But as the set quickly realized, the gun did have a live round in it.
As Mamas Uncut reported, in the FBI’s forensic report, it was revealed that the FBI found that the gun was “intact and functional.” Further, the report reveals that the gun “could not be made to fire without a pull of the trigger” unless the hammer of the revolver was “decocked on on a loaded chamber.”
Alec Baldwin Speaks Out for the First Time After FBI Report Into On-Set Shooting Goes Viral
Now, Alec Baldwin is speaking out for the first time since the FBI’s findings were released. In an interview with The Chris Cuomo Project, said people are waiting on the District Attorney’s report.
“I know that every single person on the set of the film knows what happened,” Baldwin continued. “The people that are talking loudest about what happened or speculating about what happened were not on the set of the film … they talk on and on and on about ‘what if’ this and ‘what if’ that.”
“They have dined out on this, and the thing that they have in common is nobody was there. And everybody who was there, they know exactly what happened.”
Baldwin maintained that, despite the report, he did not pull the trigger.
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Back in December, Alec Baldwin did an interview with ABC News. During that interview, Baldwin said that “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.”
While Baldwin himself has yet to make a personal statement regarding the FBI’s findings, an attorney for the actor, Luke Nikas, did issue a statement to ABC News. The lawyer said the report is “being misconstrued,” adding that, “the gun fired in testing only one time — without having to pull the trigger — when the hammer was pulled back and the gun broke in two different places. The FBI was unable to fire the gun in any prior test, even when pulling the trigger because it was in such poor condition.”
Nikas continued by saying “the critical report is the one from the medical examiner, who concluded that this was a tragic accident.” As ABC News also obtain, the postmortem report revealed that “based on all available information, including the absence of obvious intent to cause harm or death, the manner of death is best classified as an accident.”
“This is the third time the New Mexico authorities have found that Alec Baldwin had no authority or knowledge of the allegedly unsafe conditions on the set, that he was told by the person in charge of safety on the set that the gun was ‘cold,’ and believed the gun was safe,” Nikas concluded.
Currently, Santa Fe County Sheriff’s detectives are still investigating Alec Baldwin’s phone records. On August 2, the detectives said “those records are forthcoming.”
Sara Vallone has been a writer and editor for the last four and a half years. A graduate of Ohio University, she enjoys celebrity news, sports, and articles that enhance people’s lives.
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