- Alec Baldwin did an interview with ABC News last week about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
- Baldwin claimed that he “knows it’s not” him who’s responsible for Hutchins’ death and that he did not “pull the trigger.”
- Just days after the interview, Baldwin deleted his verified Twitter account.
Just days after his sit-down interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopulous — his first following the tragic death of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on October 21 — Alec Baldwin apparently deleted his verified Twitter account, @AlecBaldwin. At this time, Baldwin — who remains on Instagram (@alecbaldwininsta) — has not given a reason as to why he chose to delete his Twitter.
Baldwin’s ABC interview certainly hasn’t sat well with anyone, as the Santa Fe District Attorney’s office, who are investigating Hutchins’ tragic death, is reportedly unhappy with Baldwin’s decision to speak to the media while their investigation is ongoing.
During the interview, Baldwin claimed, among other things, that he did not “pull the trigger” on the gun that killed Hutchins and that he “knows it’s not” him who is responsible. Baldwin, who was told the gun was “cold” — which is supposed to mean it doesn’t have any live ammo in it — said that the only question that needs to be answered is how a real bullet got onto the set and into the revolver, which was reportedly a reportedly an F.LL1 Pietta Long Colt 45 Revolver.
Following Baldwin’s interview, longtime armorer Steve Wolf — who has spent more than 30 years as a professional armorer — spoke to TheWrap and questioned Baldwin’s claims, saying that “guns don’t go up by themselves.”
When asked by TheWrap to assess the likelihood of Baldwin’s statement being true, Steve Wolf, a movie armorer with more than 30 years in the business, said bluntly: “One a scale of one to 10? Zero.”
Added Wolf, “You know, guns don’t go up by themselves, right? It’s an inanimate object. It has no batteries. It has no timer. It has no web connection. It’s not a smart piece of equipment. It’s it’s very reliable device that shoots when you press the trigger, and it doesn’t shoot when you don’t press the trigger.” [via TheWrap]
At this time, the investigation into Hutchins’ death is ongoing. Following Baldwin’s ABC interview, Santa Fe First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies said that “certain individuals may be criminally culpable for his/her actions and/or inactions on the set of Rust.”