Update: Actor Alec Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account following the ABC interview this article references. Baldwin received unending criticism for the shooting itself and his comments from the interview. It is important to note that this is not the first time Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account, Baldwin previously deleted his Twitter account after a major controversy revolving around his wife’s heritage.
Hollywood Actor Alec Baldwin made the claim that he did not pull the trigger in the fatal shooting that ended the life of Hylana Hutchins on the set of “Rust”. Alec Baldwin made this claim during a promo for his upcoming ABC interview, the full interview will air Thursday night, with George Stephanopoulos.
Alec Baldwin was involved in an accidental shooting during the filming of his upcoming movie “Rust”. The shooting killed one woman, Hylana Hutchins, and wounded another man. Blame was thrown around the set to certain crew members, to the set’s armorer, and Alec Baldwin himself. Alec Baldwin is attempting to blame no one if his remark about not pulling the trigger is the extend of his comments on the incident in the interview.
What Alec Baldwin may be trying to do with this comment is blame the gun itself. That would be the typical Hollywood play, blame everyone but yourself. We will have to wait for the full interview to drop before we can really get into that though.
As for the claim itself, “I didn’t pull the trigger”, this is a real possibility. It is possible that the gun Baldwin was holding was somehow damaged and fired without his having to pull the trigger, while unlikely it is possible. Revolvers, when you don’t take care of them, can be finicky. That being said, this is a very unlikely scenario and this is likely a PR move by Baldwin and his team of lawyers.