Alec Baldwin claims he didn’t pull the gun trigger that ended up killing Halyna Hutchins

Alec Baldwin.

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Alec baldwin assured that he “never pulled the trigger” of the pistol with which he allegedly accidentally killed the director of photography Halyna hutchins during the filming of the film “Rust” last October.

I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger, never“, Said the actor in an advance fragment of the interview he has given to the ABC television network, which will be broadcast on Thursday.

In this preview of the interview, the actor does not provide more details on whether the gun fired by itself or describes the accident, although he does say that he could not imagine that there was live ammunition in the study.

Someone put live ammo in that gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be in the buildingHe added.

The actor, who was also a producer on the film, burst into tears when talking about Hutchins’ death: “It doesn’t seem real to me“, He assured.

It was someone “loved and admired by all who worked with herHe recalled.

This is the first interview that Baldwin offers after the accident on October 21.

Until now he had only spoken publicly through Twitter to communicate that he was “devastated” and collaborating with the police investigation.

Baldwin’s statements come a day after investigators in the state of New Mexico (USA) ordered the registration of the company that supplied the ammunition and weapons for the filming of the film.

According to the local press, the Police are trying to find out the exact origin of the ammunition that PDQ Arm & Prop LLC, a company based in Albuquerque and whose owner, Seth Kenny, told the authorities that he remembered seeing a shipment that It “caught his eye” because it was labeled in an unusual way.

The business owner had previously worked with the father of Hannah Gutiérrez Reed, the 24-year-old hired as a weapons manager in Baldwin’s production and whose father has acknowledged that he used live ammunition for target practice on other shootings.

Two weeks ago, the film’s script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell, and chief lighting officer, Serge Svetnoy, filed lawsuits against Baldwin and other members of the production for putting the safety of employees at risk.

Statements from crew members working on the filming of “Rust” describe a precarious work environment in which protests piled up and half a dozen employees resigned on the same day of the accident.

For his part, the Santa Fe town sheriff, Adan Mendoza, said last month that he had found about 500 rounds of ammunition in the study, including a mixture of “blank cartridges, fake bullets and real bullets.”

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