The husband of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (a Ukrainian!) who was killed on the set of “Rust” said he is angry with Alec Baldwin’s denial of any responsibility for his wife’s death.
Matthew Hutchins said it “almost sounds like he was the victim,” as Baldwin told George Stephanopoulis that he was not to blame for the death of the cinematographer.
“Hearing him blame Halyna in the interview, and shift responsibility to others, and seeing him cry about it, I just feel — are we really supposed to feel bad about you, Mr. Baldwin?”
No criminal charges have been filed in the case, but Hutchins blames “industry standards that were not practiced” and Alec Baldwin for Halyna’s death in October after a prop gun was fatally discharged.
“I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger,” Baldwin claimed.
An attorney for the Hutchins family filed a wrongful death lawsuit this month naming Baldwin, the film’s production companies, its producers, and other key members of the crew.
The lawsuit claims the production companies and producers “cut corners” and “chose to hire the cheapest crew available,” specifically noting that they “knowingly hired a wholly unqualified armorer,” and required her to split time in a second role as assistant props master.