“Well, the trigger wasn’t pulled, I didn’t pull the trigger,” Alec Baldwin told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos in an interview that will air Thursday night, according to a preview video.
Baldwin was referring to the fatal shooting of the “Rust” Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins.
After Stephanopoulos asked whether pulling the trigger was included in the film’s script, Baldwin claimed it wasn’t and that he didn’t pull it. “So, you never pulled the trigger?” Stephanopoulos asked in the “Alec Baldwin: Unscripted” special promo. “No, no, no,” said Baldwin. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them, never.”
In an October interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, Santa Fe Country Sheriff Adan Mendoza said that Baldwin had “fired” the gun. The question of how a live bullet made it on set was also brought up during the interview.
“How did a real bullet get on that set?” Stephanopoulos asked. “I have no idea,” said Baldwin, who claims he did not know there was alive round in the weapon. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
A veteran prop master has disputed Baldwin’s claims. Bill Davis, a retired cop who has worked on more than 300 movies and TV shows, disputed the chain of events outlined by the actor during an interview with ABC on Thursday. “Guns never just fire themselves – especially the single-action .45 revolver he was using at the time,” Davis said. “Simply put, his excuse is bulls**t,” he continued.
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