New Mexico Makes Ruling On Alec Baldwin Shooting Accident
The State of New Mexico released their report on the incident of Alec Baldwin accidentally shooting and killing a woman on-set.
The state of New Mexico has closed its investigation into the incident on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film Rust. The New Mexico Occupational Health & Safety Bureau concluded its investigation by levying the maximum fine allowable by law, $139,793, on the film’s production company.
The investigation stemmed from an incident where actor Alec Baldwin accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin shot Hutchins while she showed the actor where to point a prop gun believed to contain a dummy round of ammunition.
Report into fatal shooting by actor Alec Baldwin finds production company showed “plain indifference” to employee safetyhttps://t.co/bXLEypxFzV
— BBC Breaking News (@BBCBreaking) April 20, 2022
Included in the report were details showing the crew of the film ignored multiple industry safety standards for handling firearms on set. The saddest of all was that numerous crew members alerted the producers and director of unsafe working conditions on the day of the incident. Essential safety awareness and firearms best practices could have prevented this tragedy.
H/t Fox News.
Baldwin Says He Is “Exonerated”
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Reacting to the report and the fines, Alec Baldwin is claiming victory. The actor, who held the gun as it a went off, said through a representative:
“We appreciate the report exonerates Mr. Baldwin by making clear that he believed the gun held only dummy rounds,”
While Baldwin was listed as a producer on the film. However, the report states Baldwin’s only duties were limited to decisions about the script and casting. Baldwin as a producer, had no control over safety standards and
“…had no authority over the matters that were the subject of the Bureau’s findings of violations, and we are pleased that the New Mexico officials have clarified these critical issues.”
Twitter Reacts To Baldwin’s Alleged Acquittal
Users on Twitter did not seem that excited about Alec Baldwin’s supposed “acquittal.” With many calling for justice and a trial.
Alec Baldwin is claiming he has been exonerated of the shooting of Halyna Hutchins because New Mexico found it was an unsafe set and fined the producers
None of this exonerates him. He pulled the trigger.
— Jack Posobiec ☦️ (@JackPosobiec) April 20, 2022
Is the wrong celebrity having their day in court?
Instead of a Johnny Depp trial, it should be an Alec Baldwin trial.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) April 20, 2022
Why are we seeing a Johnny Depp divorce trial instead of an Alec Baldwin murder trial?
— NC ShangriLa 🏝 (@NCShangriLa) April 20, 2022
Are Baldwin’s priorities out of whack?
Can someone explain to me how @alecbaldwin‘s priority right now is begging people to “like and follow” his wife’s “Baldwin-family” fan page when his real priority should be helping the family of the woman he shot and killed? What is wrong with these two?
— Susan Korwin (@redhedsk) April 18, 2022
Do you believe justice was served? Should other lawsuits continue against Alec Baldwin and the production company behind the film? Share your comments in the comments section below.