Alec Baldwin believes the truth will be revealed soon.
While the FBI continues its investigation after the initial findings, Baldwin also made a big move by hiring a private investigator to look into what happened on the “Rust” set. This caused him to believe that he nor anyone else would be charged in the shooting incident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
In a new interview with CNN, Baldwin claimed no responsibility for Hutchins’ death and said that he believes the authorities would soon determine that it was an accident.
He stated, per The Hollywood Reporter:
“That private investigator, as you probably know, did not have a difficult time accessing the staff of the Sheriff’s Department, and that person told us, quote-unquote, ‘We’ve known in the department since January that Alec would not be charged with a crime'”
Baldwin also stated unequivocally that armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed and assistant director Dave Halls would not face charges.
His new interview follows his admission to Chris Cuomo on his podcast “The Chris Cuomo Project” that he did not pull the trigger. He stated that the only thing law enforcement should look into is who put a live round in it.
During his previous statement, he explained that if the hammer did not lock but was completely pulled back, the gun would fire the bullet even if the trigger was not pulled.
The FBI forensic report, however, stated that the.45 Colt (.45 Long Colt) caliber F.lli Pietta single-action revolver used in the shooting had to be pulled before it could fire a bullet.
A lawyer recently expressed his thoughts on the potential legal proceedings, claiming that the actor is not criminally responsible.
Alan Dershowitz, an 83-year-old lawyer, stated in his new book, “The Price of Principle: Why Integrity Is Worth the Consequences,” that while Baldwin cannot be charged criminally, he may be held civilly liable for her death.
He further said:
“Yes, he had responsibilities as the last actor handling the gun and as one of the producers who oversee the entire enterprise. That may be enough for civil liability, but it will be difficult to prove criminal negligence.”
Because the gun was cold, the authorities would have a difficult time proving Baldwin’s guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt,” according to Dershowitz.