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Alec Baldwin tells Chris Cuomo he did NOT pull trigger on Rust set

A frustrated Alec Baldwin insisted he did not pull the trigger of the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust, claiming again that the faulty gun fired on its own and that the ‘only’ question to ask is who put a live bullet in the stunt weapon. 

Baldwin is awaiting a decision from prosecutors in New Mexico who must decide whether or not he should be criminally charged over the accident that occurred last October. 

They are yet to make a ruling, and are now no doubt weighing a damning FBI report released last week that said the gun could not have possible gone off without Baldwin deliberately firing it. 

In an interview with Chris Cuomo on his new YouTube show, The Chris Cuomo Project, the actor said he’d grown tired of waiting for a decision from prosecutors, but that he has been told not by his attorney not to push for one. 

The interview appears to have been filmed before the FBI report was made public but it was only published on Tuesday morning.  

Baldwin and Cuomo – who is making a comeback after being fired by CNN last year- commiserated over what they described as an unfair and possessed media that is hell-bent on destroying them, with Baldwin taking special aim at The New York Post and ‘anything [Rupert] Murdoch’ [owned]. 

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Alec Baldwin appeared on Chris Cuomo’s new YouTube channel, The Chris Cuomo Project, to insist he did not pull the trigger on the set of the movie Rust. The interview appears to have been filmed before the damning FBI report which claims he did 

Baldwin as a guest on Cuomo's new show, The Chris Cuomo Project. The episode aired on Tuesday morning

Baldwin as a guest on Cuomo’s new show, The Chris Cuomo Project. The episode aired on Tuesday morning

‘I used to think the Post was something cops would read for the sports page… but I was surprised to learn some of the people who read the Post.’ 

Halyna Hutchins was fatally wounded in the October 2021 accident

Halyna Hutchins was fatally wounded in the October 2021 accident 

He gave a strange example to make his point. 

‘If George Bush’s mother Barbara fell through the ice on a pond and I waded into the pond and saved life, they’d say I groped her. They’d say I squeezed her breast while I was pulling her out of the pond.

‘It doesn’t matter what you do – the ones that are out to get you are out to get you,’ he said. 

Baldwin went on to say that while he is frustrated by what has happened, the ‘real’ victim is Hutchins. 

‘To focus on one thing — I am not the victim here. Things for me are going to get better, cleared up. I am 1000% sure.

‘Nothing is going to bring this woman back. She’s dead. She has a little boy.

‘This is the real tragedy. Everything we’ve said doesn’t matter – me, the press.  My point is, the real tragedy is here is what happened to this woman.’ 

 ‘While we wait at nauseam for that report, every single person on the set of the film knows what happened

Baldwin added that ‘everyone on set knows what happened that day’ and the people shouting ‘loudest’ about what they think took place weren’t there. 

‘Everybody is waiting for a sheriff’s report, the DA is not bound by that report, the DA can bring charges regardless. 

‘While we wait at nauseam for that report, every single person on the set of the film knows what happened.

‘The people talking loudest about what happened or speculating about what happened were not on the set of the film – the LA Times, the Hollywood Reporter they talk on and on and on about “what if this” and “what if that”.

Baldwin on the set of the movie Rust. He says the 'only' question to ask is who handed him a gun loaded with a live round

Baldwin on the set of the movie Rust. He says the ‘only’ question to ask is who handed him a gun loaded with a live round 

Baldwin, Hutchins, and others from the film. Baldwin says 'everyone from the set' knows what happened

Baldwin, Hutchins, and others from the film. Baldwin says ‘everyone from the set’ knows what happened

Blame them not me: Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and Assistant Director Dave Halls have been blamed for not making sure the gun was safe when it was handed to Baldwin

Blame them not me: Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and Assistant Director Dave Halls have been blamed for not making sure the gun was safe when it was handed to Baldwin

Blame them not me: Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and Assistant Director Dave Halls have been blamed for not making sure the gun was safe when it was handed to Baldwin

‘They have dined out on this and the thing they have in common is nobody was there. Everyone who was there knows exactly what happened and exactly who is to blame.’ 

Baldwin has intimated that the people responsible are Assistant Director Dave Halls and Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed.

He blames them for declaring the gun ‘cold’ when it was ‘hot’ and says more checks should have been done. 

No one has been criminally charged yet in the shooting. 

Earlier on Thursday, Baldwin’s attorney said that the FBI report had been ‘misconstrued’. 

‘The FBI report is being misconstrued. 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,’ he said.


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