Alec Baldwin 'stitched-up' told gun was safe before fatal shooting

Alec Baldwin 'stitched-up' told gun was safe before fatal shooting

Claims coming out from Hollywood allege that Hollywood megastar was ‘stitched up’ and his career will be over. The gun that actor Alec Baldwin fired on set, killing a woman, was handed to him by an assistant director who told him it was safe, court records show.

The unnamed director did not know the prop contained live ammunition and indicated it was unloaded by shouting “cold gun!”, the records say.

So far the county records show that this was an accident, but sources in Hollywood are suggesting rumours have been circulating to say that the star was stitched up by someone in the higher Hollywood ranks. We have not been able to verify these claims directly, but are awaiting confirmation.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was fatally shot in the chest in Thursday’s incident on the set of the film Rust.

Crew walked off

“Hours before actor Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of “Rust” with a prop gun, a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.”

Director Joel Souza, who was standing behind her, was wounded.

The 48-year-old received emergency treatment for a shoulder injury and was later released from the hospital.

Further details of the police investigation were released on Friday when a search warrant was filed at a court in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

It noted that Baldwin’s blood-stained outfit was taken as evidence along with the gun. Ammunition and other prop weapons were also taken from the set by police.

Baldwin fully cooperating with law enforcement

Earlier on Friday, Baldwin – who was the star and producer of the film – said he was “fully cooperating” with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.

“My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna,” he wrote on Twitter.

“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours.”

Ms Hutchins, 42, was from Ukraine and grew up on a Soviet military base in the Arctic Circle. She studied journalism in Kyiv, and film in Los Angeles, and was named a “rising star” by the American Cinematographer magazine in 2019.

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