Alec Baldwin Was ‘Distracted and Talking On His Cell Phone’ During ‘Rust’ Set Firearms Training


Prosecutors are saying that Alex Baldwin was ‘distracted’ and neglectful during his firearms training sessions for the Rust production. Prosecutors also claimed he skipped some sessions as well, reports OK! magazine

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed and the actor were previously charged with involuntary manslaughter on Jan. 31 after the death of Halyna Hutchins. Hutchins was fatally shot on set after Baldwin mistakenly discharged the gun. 

A probable cause statement against the actor said,

“Baldwin was provided only minimal training”

with weapons, adding that he failed to attend mandatory training sessions before filming started. Gutierrez-Reed informed officials that she urged Baldwin to do more training and noted that training is imperative because of his character’s constant use of firearms throughout the movie. 

 Gutierrez-Reed reportedly prioritized time for Baldwin’s private lessons; however, the sessions were only 30 mins long, and it was alleged that

“Baldwin was distracted and talking on his cell phone to his family during the training.”

Prosecutors continued,

“The on-set and limited time of training does not comport to industry standards. Baldwin’s failure to ensure minimum standards were met is considered reckless in the industry.”

The statements went on to say,

“Had Baldwin performed the required safety checks with the armorer this tragedy would not have occurred… If Baldwin had not pointed the gun at Hutchins this tragedy would not have occurred.”

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