The charges against Alec Baldwin in the fatal on-set Rust shooting have been dropped.
I probably should have seen this one coming, after all, the prosecutors in the case said he was going to be charged with involuntary manslaughter.
ICYMI, this was for his involvement in the death during the filming of Rust. A gun that Alec was holding — and assumed was loaded with blanks — went off and resulted in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Alec also accidentally shot director Joel Souza, but he only suffered a non-life-threatening injury.
The gun was a prop gun and according to Alec, he said he did pull the hammer back all the way but never pointed it at anyone nor pulled the trigger.
Since that time, there have been many investigations into what exactly happened that day, and how that death could have happened.
Even Alec, himself, said that he hired a private investigator during an interview.
That private investigator as you know, did not have a problem accessing the staff of the sheriff’s department and that person told us quote on quote “we’ve known in the department since January, that Alec would not be charged with a crime”.Alec Baldwin
If he would have been convicted, there would have been a fine of up to $5,000, and it would have been punishable by up to 18 months in jail.
BUT, according to GMA, the new special prosecutors in the Alec Baldwin case “confirmed charges have been dropped against the actor.”
We are pleased with the decision to dismiss the case against Alec Baldwin and we encourage a proper investigation into the facts and circumstances of this tragic accident.Luke Nikas and Alex Spiro, the attorneys for Alec Baldwin
Don’t worry. They will be moving forward with an investigation into the fatal accident.
Incidentally, charges were also filed on the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed. She was supposed to be in charge of making sure there were no problems with the props.
That would have included making sure there were no live rounds of ammo in the guns.
Hannah has not had her charges dropped — they are still pending.
The truth about what happened will come out and the questions that we have long sought answers for will be answered.Jason Bowles and Todd Bullion, attorneys for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed