Has Alec Baldwin made false statements? A leaked FBI forensic report at least suggests so. Accordingly, it is impossible that the bullet from the gun in Baldwin's hands on the "Rust" set came loose without the trigger being pulled. This is reported by "ABC News". The actor kept emphasizing that he wasn't actively firing the gun and the shot went off automatically.
After the death of Halyna Hutchins
During the incident on the set of the western "Rust", cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed by a.45 caliber revolver. Baldwin stated to the authorities and in numerous interviews that the ball had come off without any action on his part. The US actor is currently being investigated to determine whether Hutchins' death can be legally attributed to him.
No details known from FBI report at first
On Friday, the Santa Fe Sheriff's Office said the FBI had completed its forensic analysis, according to the Los Angeles Times. Initially, no details were released from the paper. Based on this FBI report, law enforcement agencies in the US state of New Mexico want to continue the investigation and possibly file charges.
The tragedy, which also injured director Joel Souza, happened in October 2021. Baldwin, who both starred and produced the film, said he was given the prop gun and assumed it was that it had been equipped with blank cartridges.