The actor is surprised with the action….
He vows to fight it to the end….
This was movie set….
Who checked the gun?
Why was ‘live’ ammo in the gun on the set….
Someone WAS killed….
The actor Alec Baldwin will be charged with involuntary manslaughter for handling the gun that discharged on the set of “Rust,” killing its cinematographer, as will the movie’s armorer, who loaded the gun, prosecutors in New Mexico announced on Thursday.
Prosecutors said they would charge Mr. Baldwin with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, saying that he had a duty to ensure the gun and the ammunition were properly checked and that he should never have pointed it at anyone. “You should not point a gun at someone that you’re not willing to shoot,” the district attorney for Santa Fe County, Mary Carmack-Altwies, said in an interview. “That goes to basic safety standards.”
The criminal charges were a remarkable development in the career of Mr. Baldwin, 64, who has been a household name for decades — a leading man in films who hosted the Oscars and played Jack Donaghy in “30 Rock” and former President Donald J. Trump on “Saturday Night Live.”
Mr. Baldwin, both a producer and a lead actor in “Rust,” has long denied culpability for the shooting, noting that he had been told the weapon he was rehearsing with did not contain live ammunition. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me,” Mr. Baldwin said in a television interview last year. He has also said he had been simply following directions on where to point the gun when it went off, killing the film’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, and wounding its director, Joel Souza….
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