Alec Baldwin you will not be charged by the manager of Rust, Joel Souzawho was injured after the gun the actor was holding exploded during rehearsals for the film.
Remember that cinematographer Halyna Hutchins he died after being hit by the same bullet when the tragic accident occurred October 2021. As reported ETAlthough Baldwin will be charged with “manslaughter” in the case of Hutchins’ death, justices involved in the tragedy have hinted that “there was no crime” as for Souza.
TMZ, In turn, he added that the only way to label Souza’s case is “unintentional assault.”
The The BBC contributed that the “weapons” of the film, Hannah Gutiérrez Reedwould also be charged with manslaughter. Baldwin was holding the gun at the time of the shooting, however, he claims he never pulled the trigger.
A few days ago, the Screen Actors Guild of the United States (SAG-Aftra) considered that the allegations of “involuntary manslaughter” against Alec Baldwin, for the death of the cinematographer during the filming of Rustrespond to an “erroneous” and “groundless” decision.
“The prosecutor’s claim that a plaintiff has a duty to ensure the proper functioning of a firearm in a recording studio it’s not rightOn the contrary, it is wrong and even baseless,” said a furious statement released by the organization.
Responsibility for the use of firearms on a recording set should rest with the experts and not the performer himself, so Hutchins’ death would not be the result of “a criminal act or dereliction of duty” of Baldwin, according to the conjecture of this institution that represents more than 160,000 film and radio professionals.
Alec Baldwin it has already manifested itself as “innocent” in several interviews with the media, arguing that the responsibility for ensuring the safety of weapons in Rust it was not awarded to him, but to Gutiérrez Reed.
Researchers, prima facie, were able to find more than 500 caps of ammunition in the shooting studio on the outskirts of Santa Fe, “a mixture of blanks, dummy shells and what they looked like real bulletsIndustry specialists have argued that this ammunition should never have gone into a recording set. But there they were.
The pistol also should not have been loaded with real cartridges. There is a whole judicial inquiry trying to find out why what happened and, of course, who or who is responsible for such a misfortune.
The unfortunate event occurred when Baldwin was holding a weapon “containing live ammunitionHutchins was shot in the chest and killed, while the film’s director, Joel Souza, was injured while rehearsing a scene with Baldwin himself in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.