Earlier today, the DA in charge of Alec Baldwin’s case and the shooting on the “Rust” set announced that he would be facing criminal charges for the shooting. Baldwin faces up to five years in jail for the charges, which include involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act.
Well, in response to the announcement of the charges, Baldwin and his lawyer absolutely lost it. Specifically, they did their best to throw the blame on others and vowed to fight the charges to the bitter end. Speaking in a statement, they said:
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
Months ago, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos asked Baldwin about the shooting in an exclusive interview, asking him “Do you feel guilt?”
Baldwin, in a response that makes it quite hard for many to feel sympathy for him, responded by saying “No. Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”
Watch that cringe-inducing interview here:
When the DA announced that Alec Baldwin would be facing criminal charges for the shooting, she said, in a post on Facebook:
“After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the ‘Rust’ film crew,” Carmack-Altwies said. “On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice.”
Continuing, the DA went on to say:
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies says Alec Baldwin is being charged as both an actor and a producer on the movie … she says he pulled the trigger as the actor, and had a duty to make sure the set was safe as a producer.
The D.A. says Alec definitely pulled the trigger, despite what he says, because she trusts the FBI’s analysis … and she says one of the reasons the investigation took so long was because prosecutors were waiting to see what the FBI concluded about the gun.
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