Alec Baldwin, promotional image of exclusive interview for ABC
The exclusive interview can be seen on Thursday, Dec. 2. Photo: @ABC.

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.


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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.

"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.

The tragedy
The unfortunate series of events that ended with the death of director of photography occurred after Hutchins was wounded with a bullet shot in the middle of scene practice on Oct. 21.

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.

A bullet that should not be on the set
Still visibly dejected by the facts and calling it the worst thing that has happened in his life, the 62-year-old actor and three-time winner Emmy winner, indicated that someone put a bullet in the gun — a bullet that did not belong to the set.
Demands against Baldwin.

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.

The woman, through a sworn statement, claimed to have no idea what happened, but acknowledged that before delivering the weapon to Baldwin she did not review it carefully.

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