Alec Baldwin Rust shooting

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed back in October on the set of the movie Rust when a gun that was being held by Hollywood star Alec Baldwin went off, fatally injuring her and also wounding director Joel Souza.

The investigation into this shooting continues and Baldwin spoke out at the Boulder International Film Festival over the weekend to say that he hopes that he won’t be hit with criminal charges.

‘There Are Two Victims’ 

“From the beginning, from the moment this happened, everybody has put out — besides all the anguish and the suffering, horrible feelings we have and, of course, there are two victims and nobody else is a victim, so to speak — we have dealt with a situation where specific people are not as interested in finding out what really happened,” Baldwin said, according to Fox News

“What you have is a certain group of litigants on whatever side, who their attitude is, well, the people who likely seem negligent have enough money,” he added. “And the people who have money are not negligent, but we’re not gonna let that stop us from doing what we need to do in terms of litigation. Why sue people if you’re not going to get money? That’s what you’re doing.”

This comes after Hutchins’ husband Matthew Hutchins and other crew members from the set of Rust filed lawsuits against Baldwin and the movie’s production team. 

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Baldwin’s Rant Continues 

Not stopping there, Baldwin proceeded to compare people dying on film sets to people dying while working in other industries, telling the public to “think of all the billions of rounds of ammunition that were fired on movie and TV sets in the last 75 years, and four people have died” and then “compare that record to the opioid industry, the airline industry, the automobile industry, the gun industry itself.” 

Baldwin then said that his career had “been without incidents” and that he’d “never had a problem” when he relies on “the safety experts.”

“When someone whose job it is to ensure the safety of the weapon hands someone else whose job was to be the secondary layer of protection for safety, and they hand it over to and you declare that that weapon is safe — that’s how I’ve lived my whole life,” he said. “I’ve relied on the safety experts there to declare the gun is safe and hand me the gun. Never had a problem.”

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Baldwin Hopes He ‘Will Not Be Held Criminally Responsible’

Baldwin praised Hutchins as someone who was “loved by people, she was admired,” before talking about how his own life had been changed by this incident. 

“I’m very hopeful when the facts come out we will not be held criminally responsible, but it has changed my life. And I don’t mean this in the ordinary sense that I was involved in something or somebody passed,” he said. “I mean, I was involved in a situation with somebody was killed. It’s changed my life just in terms of the function of weapons in films and television.”

Prosecutors have said that criminal charges are not off the table for Baldwin as their investigation into this incident continues. It remains to be seen whether or not he’ll be charged. 

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