Alec Baldwin Still Hasn’t Handed Over His Phone In The “Rust” Shooting Investigation

January 8, 2022 / Posted by:

The Los Angeles Times says that it’s been over three weeks since New Mexico investigators got a warrant to search Alec Baldwin’s cell phone for information that will help them with their investigation into the October accidental shooting on the set of Rust that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. During his Christopher Guest-like impromptu roadside press conference with the paps, Alec, who was also a producer on Rust, said that he’s fully cooperating with authorities and that he has to keep his lips shut since the investigation is still open. But Alec has been talking away, and now The L.A. Times says that he hasn’t handed over his phone to Santa Fe detectives yet and so they had to ask authorities in New York, where Alec lives, for help. But in Alec’s defense, how can he hand over his cell phone when he’s too busy using it to tell his side again?! Case in point: Alec used his phone to record an Instagram video where he shit all over the claims that he’s not cooperating with the investigation.

On December 16, a judge in Santa Fe signed a search warrant, which allowed investigators to ask Alec Baldwin to hand over his phone. Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office Det. Alexandria Hancock said that they want to look over Alec’s text messages, emails, web search history, DMs, and pictures related to production on Rust. They plan to “seal and destroy” anything on Alec’s phone that is not related to their investigation. Rust’s armorer Hannah Guiterrez Reed, who claims she was sabotaged, and assistant director Dave Halls, who yelled “cold gun” before handing the gun to Alec, have both voluntarily turned their phones over to authorities without a search warrant. Alec has not and so Santa Fe investigators are working with authorities in New York to get that phone. via The L.A. Times:

“The Sheriff’s Office does not have physical possession of the phone,” Santa Fe County Sheriff’s spokesman Juan Rios said Friday afternoon. “The phone is in New York with Mr. Baldwin.”

Baldwin has a home in the Hamptons, in Suffolk County, New York.

New Mexico First Judicial Dist. Atty. Mary Carmack-Altwies — Santa Fe County’s top law enforcement officer who is overseeing the case — said in a statement Thursday that her office and Sheriff’s investigators “are actively working with the Suffolk County, New York Sheriff’s Department and Mr. Baldwin’s lawyers, within jurisdictional constraints, to obtain any materials from Mr. Baldwin’s phone that pertain to the Rust investigation.”

The search warrant issued by Segura was enforceable only in New Mexico, according to local attorneys.

The Santa Fe D.A. already wasn’t happy with Alec, because after he promised he wouldn’t say shit about the investigation, he talked several times including a big ABC News interview where he claimed he didn’t pull the trigger (he says the gun went off by itself) and said that he is not responsible for the death of Halyna Hutchins and has no idea how live rounds got onto the set. And on Instagram this morning, Alec spit at the claims that he’s not cooperating and says that there’s a process and they can’t just demand to see his phone and take whatever they want. Alec then dragged right-wing rags like The New York Post and people “who are all about hate” for making up lies.

“Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests or orders or demands or search warrants about my phone, that’s bullshit. That’s a lie. This is a process where one state makes the request of another state. Someone from another state can’t come to you and say, ‘Give me your phone! Give me this! Give me that!’ They can’t do that. They gotta go through the state you live in. That is a process that takes time. They have to specify exactly what they want. They can’t just go through your phone and take, you know, your photos or your love letters to your wife or what have you. I really don’t know, but of course, we are 1000% going to comply with all that. We’re perfectly fine with that. As I always say, consider the source. You know, the people that tell you that. Sidney Poitier died, he’s on the cover of The Daily News and the cover of The Post has something else. Sidney Poitier, one of the icons of this business, one of the kings, movie royalty, dies and on the cover of The Post they have other lies and bullshit and nonsense.

The best, the only way we can honor the death of Halyna Hutchins is to find out the truth. That’s what I’m working toward, insisting on, demanding, that the organizations involved in this investigation do everything in their power to find out what really happened. That’s all that matters.”

Alec’s cell phone defense starts at around the 2:00 mark below and happens after he tells a story about how he was reunited with a Splenda packet that had a message of support to him from a young fan. Before you haters accuse Hilaria Baldwin of making that “message of support from a young fan,” you should know that nowhere on that Splenda packet are the words, “How you say…

If I ever have to hand my phone over to investigators, they’d look over it and say, “We need to file a restraining order on behalf of this dude’s dog because all he has is pictures of her!” But when they do get a hold of Alec’s phone, they’ll learn all sorts of new curse words and creative insults just from reading the angry fireball of texts he probably sent to George Clooney and Nicolas Cage.


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