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Alec Baldwin Doesn’t Think It’s Important Who Pulled the Trigger That Killed His Cinematographer

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Alec Baldwin says don’t keep asking who pulled the trigger that killed Haylna Hutchins. Instead, focus on who put a live round into the gun that killed her. That’s who should be responsible.

Last year, Baldwin accidentally shot Hutchins, 42, on the set of Rust, killing her and injuring director Joel Souza.

The FBI reported earlier this week that its analysis concludes the gun didn’t fire on its own, someone pulled the trigger. Umm…ok?

Baldwin likely feels people will misread this FBI report and assume the FBI outright blames him. He wants everyone to instead remember responsibility lays with whoever handles gun safety.

He tells Chris Cuomo on The Chris Cuomo Project set to air Thursday that “the only question here is who put a live round in the gun.”

The man who was the principal safety officer of the film declared in front of the entire assemblage, ‘This is a cold gun.’ Now, why did he say that if he didn’t know and hadn’t checked?

What is likely is that someone who was responsible for one situation or one line of responsibility and the other person — a tandem of the two people — one of them or both were negligent.

The FBI’s report said:

Review of available law enforcement reports showed no compelling demonstration that the firearm was intentionally loaded with live ammunition on set.

Baldwin is doing some sort of PR control, making sure people don’t think the FBI blames him for Hutchins’ death.

But this contradicts what Baldwin said early on, that he didn’t pull the trigger. Now he’s not saying I didn’t pull the trigger. Instead, he’s pointing fingers at whoever put in a live round. Shifting explanations, that’s a sign someone knows they’re guilty of…something.

On-set reports say there were potentially more dangerous incidents avoided prior to Hutchins’ death. Variety reports that in the Hutchins’ lawsuit filed earlier this year:

The lawsuit, filed in New Mexico, cites text messages and emails sent by Lane Luper, the camera assistant who raised red flags about accidental discharges on set, and who left the production with several others just before Hutchins’ death.

Baldwin is a producer of the film, so it won’t be hard to find out if he knew. Just pull up his e-mails in discovery. Once that happens, just like Taylor Swift’s lawsuit, I predict a settlement in the Hutchins’ lawsuit against Baldwin.

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