Alec Baldwin’s acting career is teetering on the brink.
He’s currently in the legal battle of his life.
And Baldwin is sweating bullets after the prosecutor dropped this bombshell filing in court.
Actor Alec Baldwin is facing manslaughter charges in the shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins during the filming of the western Rust.
Baldwin fired the weapon that killed Hutchins, which brought up serious issues of gun safety and negligence.
Since Baldwin was one of the producers on the film, he was responsible on more than one front.
Baldwin claims that the gun went off by itself, but the evidence does not support that claim.
Worse yet, the prosecutor’s filing shows that Baldwin blew off gun safety training prior to the incident.
According to the filing, “Statements and evidence show [ALEC] BALDWIN was not present for required firearms training prior to the commencement of filming. Statements, depositions from OSHA, and evidence show BALDWIN was provided only minimal training on firearms, even after [armorer and co-defendant Hannah Gutierrez-] REED requested more training for BALDWIN. In the deposition taken from REED, she stated BALDWIN had very limited training on the cross draw that was required for the scene on the 21st and limited training in firearms and how to check his firearm as to whether it was unloaded or loaded, in which REED felt was very important in his role as RUST.”
After New Mexico OSHA completed its investigation, Baldwin’s lawyers put out a statement suggesting he had been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing, but the regulatory body shot down that notion.
New Mexico OSHA fined the production the maximum amount and made it clear that the criminal investigation was separate from theirs.
It turns out the organization was telling the truth, because Baldwin is in the midst of criminal proceedings.
The DA’s filing continued, “A training session for at least an hour or more in length was scheduled, but the actual training consisted of only 30 minutes as according to REED, BALDWIN was distracted and talking on his cell phone to his family during training.”
Baldwin was supposed to attend training in order to execute the cross-draw maneuver, meaning he would draw the gun from the opposite side of his shooting hand.
Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, who also faces criminal charges, said that Baldwin did not take training seriously.
Also, Baldwin’s story about firing the gun allegedly changed.
The filing added, “BALDWIN later asserted he never fired the revolver, and that it had just ‘. . . gone off . . .’ BALDWIN made this assertion in public as well in multiple media interviews conducted after the shooting.”
Despite Baldwin’s claims, the FBI concluded that it was not possible for the gun to fire without the trigger being pulled.
Baldwin went on television with ABC News lead anchor George Stephanopoulos to push the narrative that he did not pull the trigger.
The prosecutor also laid blame on Baldwin as a producer for not creating a safe gun environment on set.
The filing stated, “In his producer position, the evidence indicates BALDWIN also did not act to address the lack of daily safety meetings that are required to be conducted by the 1st assistant director. Evidence indicates that on or about the 13th day of filming, only three (3) or four (4) safety meetings were conducted by the assistant director.”
Unless Baldwin has compelling evidence rebutting the DA’s case, he could be in very serious trouble.
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