Alec Baldwin And “Rust” Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Will Be Charged With Involuntarily Manslaughter For The Shooting Death Of Halyna Hutchins
If you tried to open Instagram just now, it probably shook before shutting down out of fear that it’s about to get hit with a giant wave of smug rage from Alec Baldwin releasing five hundred screamy videos at once. Because prosecutors in Santa Fe County, New Mexico, announced today that Alec Baldwin and armorer Hannah Gutierrez–Reed should be held responsible for the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust in October 2021. Halyna was only 42 years old and tragically left behind a 9-year-old son. Rust‘s director Joel Souza was also shot but survived and recovered from his injuries. Both Alec and Hannah will be charged with involuntary manslaughter and involuntary manslaughter in the commission of a lawful act.
The FBI Says That The Gun In The “Rust” Shooting Could Not Have Gone Off By Itself And The Trigger Was Pulled
Well, the FBI should prepare for several voicemails from an extra ragey-voiced Alec Baldwin where he reams them a new one as Hilaria Baldwin spews out several Spanish curse words in the background (while reading off of a list of Spanish curse words she Googled just seconds before). Because according to ABC News, the FBI’s investigation into the Rust shooting has wrapped up and they’ve concluded that the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, and injured director Joel Souza, did not go off by itself and the trigger was pulled. This is despite Alec Baldwin claiming that he never ever pulled the trigger.
While Alec Baldwin is busy trying to erase “find sexy Latinas in my area” from his search history before the police get a hold of his phone, Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed continues to try to cover her own ass by filing a lawsuit against a man named Seth Kenney, the owner of PDQ Arm & Prop, who she claims provided the ammunition for the film, including the live round that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. TMZ says that even though Alec, who held the gun that killed Halyna, is not named in her suit, Hannah claims that he ignored her request to attend a “cross draw training session” with her prior to the unscheduled rehearsal in the church. She also claims that assistant director Dave Halls assured her he would be “sitting with the gun” during the rehearsal that she wasn’t allowed to attend because of COVID protocols. Hannah says if she had been there, she never would have allowed Alec to point the gun at Halnya.
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.
The accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set of Rust happened a little over a month ago, and since then, Alec Baldwin, who was holding the gun, has talked about it several times including Thursday night’s interview on ABC News with George Stephanopolous, and a cringe-inducing roadside talk with the paps where he awkwardly told his wife Hilaria Baldwin to shush. Well, the Santa Fe DA is now the Alec Baldwin to Alec’s Hilaria, because they’re telling him in so many words to shush. After Alec’s interview aired, the Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said that nobody involved in the tragedy has been cleared, and sources tell Deadline that the Santa Fe Sherrif’s Office felt betrayed by the interview since they previously made it clear to him that it’s an open investigation and to keep his lips shut to the media.
The Flood Gates Are Open: The First “Rust” Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Alec Baldwin And Others Who Worked On The Movie
The first of what will surely be many more lawsuits to come has been filed against Alec Baldwin, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, and Dave Halls over the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western Rust. According to TMZ, Serge Svetnoy, a gaffer on the production who was there that day, has filed the suit “claiming the defendants’ alleged negligence caused him severe emotional distress in the aftermath of it all.” As we know, Alec pulled the trigger on the gun that sent a bullet through Haylna’s body and into director Joel Souza’s shoulder. As armorer, Hannah loaded the gun and Dave handed it to Alec claiming it was “cold,” indicating that it did not contain live rounds. Tragically that was not the case. In fact, NBC News reports that the Santa Fe District Attorney announced today that police found “additional live rounds” among the 500 rounds of ammunition that were collected in the days following the incident.