Alec Baldwin broke down in tears and claimed he didn’t pull the trigger of the gun that killed Halyna Hutchins.
Hutchins was killed when a prop gun held by Baldwin on the set of the movie Rust was discharged.
Speaking to ABC, Baldwin claimed he never pulled the trigger of the gun.
Asked by @GStephanopoulos how a real bullet got on the "Rust" set, Alec Baldwin says: “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
An experienced gun expert has called out Baldwin’s claims that he didn’t pull the trigger.
Steve Wolf, a movie armorer with more than 30 years in the business, was asked what the chances are of Baldwin’s claims being true are: “One a scale of one to 10? Zero.”
“You know, guns don’t go up by themselves, right? It’s an inanimate object. It has no batteries. It has no timer. It has no web connection. It’s not a smart piece of equipment. It’s it’s very reliable device that shoots when you press the trigger, and it doesn’t shoot when you don’t press the trigger.”
Baldwin was asked how the bullet even got in the gun. He replied:
“I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
He also began crying when talking about Hutchins and how loved and admired she was.
“She was someone who was loved by everyone who worked with [her] and liked by everyone who worked with [her] and admired,”
“I mean, even now, I find it hard to believe. It just doesn’t seem real to me.”
The D.A. investigating the cases is reportedly unhappy with Baldwin and the appearance.
“Interviewed immediately after the shooting and subsequently by the Sheriff’s Office, the Emmy winner has been asked to not comment on the shooting beyond condolences as the police’s investigation continues – requests Baldwin has acknowledged, but is clearly ignoring as he lays out his version of what went down that terrible day.
One source told us the department felt “betrayed after all the consideration given to Baldwin in the aftermath of the shooting.” Another law enforcement source said that “Baldwin is testing the department’s patience and becoming a distraction to the ongoing investigation.
After the backlash from the ABC interview, Baldwin has removed his verified Twitter account.
The investigation into how this tragedy happened is ongoing.