Last year on the set of the movie rust, Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed Halyna Hutchins.
I do believe it was an accident and definitely was not on purpose but it was through a lot of negligence that this tragedy took place.
Since the time of the incident, he has done nothing but shift the blame away from himself in order to try and make it seem like it was everyone else’s fault and that he was not responsible in any way.
Granted, there are some other people who should be held responsible for the tragedy because that gun should have never been loaded. I don’t even mean that it should have been checked before putting it into the hands of someone else, though that is true also. But it should have never been loaded to begin with if it was a gun that was to be designated for prop usage.
But with Alec Baldwin blaming everyone but himself, you think that he would have some decency in the matter and at least accept some responsibility. Instead, he’s now even blaming Halyna herself…the victim…for the accident.
In his new court filing, Baldwin claims that his contract with the “Rust” production shields him from any financial responsibility for the shooting that ended in Hutchins’ death on the New Mexico set, the New York Post reported.
The documents also claim it was Hutchins herself who told Baldwin where to aim the gun he used to fire the fatal shot.
The filing says Hutchins “directed Baldwin to hold the gun higher, to a point where it was directed toward her. She was looking carefully at the monitor and then at Baldwin, and then back again, as she gave these instructions.”
How much of a coward and a low life do you have to be to blame the victim for getting shot? The biggest lesson in all of this I think is that people who have no idea how guns work should not have possession of a gun, because obviously they get people killed.
It’s painfully apparent to anyone who knows anything about guns to know exactly what happened here. He had his finger on the trigger while he was pulling back the hammer then released the hammer while his finger was still on the trigger because he doesn’t know how to hold it properly and doesn’t understand what that does.