Alec Baldwin: "The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger"
The American actor was involved in a tragic accident when he shot a prop gun that killed one and injured another during the filming of Rust in October.
Alec Baldwin has granted a first interview with a television channel after the tragedy that ended the life of Halyna Hutchins, the photography director on the film Rust.
Baldwin, in talking with George Stephanopoulos, said he did not pull the trigger of the weapon that ended the life of his co-worker and friend in the middle of the production.
"Even now I find it hard to believe...it just doesn’t seem real to me."
The first interview since the fatal accident on the "Rust" set.
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"The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger," the actor stressed during the interview that can be seen on the night of Dec. 2, in which Baldwin also assured he would never point a gun to someone and he would never press the trigger,
"Never," he continued.
According to the investigation, a production assistant gave a weapon to Baldwin pointing out that it was unloaded. Then, the actor performed movements to practice the position of his hand and, according to the statements collected by the police, a shot rang out.
Several lawsuits have been presented against Baldwin and the director of Rust, and against other people who participated in the filming, including from the person in charge of controlling firearms, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.