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Alec Baldwin to ABC About the Rust Shooting: ‘I Didn't Pull the Trigger'

Posted On: Jan 17, 2022   |   Posted By: Time

Alec Baldwin to ABC About the Rust Shooting: ‘I Didn't Pull the Trigger'

NEW YORK - Alec Baldwin told ABC's George Stephanopoulos in an interview airing Thursday that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing a cinematographer.
“I didn't pull the trigger,” Baldwin said. “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger at them. Never.”
It is Baldwin's first sitdown interview since the Oct. 21 shooting on the set of the western film “Rust.” Authorities have said Baldwin was told the gun was safe to handle but continue to investigate how a live round ended up in the weapon .

ABC released a clip Wednesday that shows Baldwin breaking down in tears while describing Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was killed on the set. Director Joel Souza was also wounded.
Jeffrey Neira/ABC News via APThis image released by ABC News shows actor-producer Alec Baldwin, left, during an interview with “Good Morning America” co-anchor George Stephanopoulos.
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