published : 2023-10-12

Alec Baldwin Accused of Cutting Corners Ahead of Fatal 'Rust' Shooting: Court Docs

Baldwin Could Still Face Criminal Charges Despite Previous Involuntary Manslaughter Charge Being Dropped

Alec Baldwin holding a prop gun on the set of 'Rust' - taken with Nikon D850

Renowned actor Alec Baldwin is facing serious accusations following the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie 'Rust'.

Recently revealed court documents suggest that Baldwin may have cut corners on safety measures, potentially leading to the tragic incident.

Despite a previous charge of involuntary manslaughter against Baldwin being dropped in April, he could still face criminal charges.

The prosecution is now examining the gun that went off when the incident occurred, with attorney Mercedes Colwin emphasizing the importance of thoroughly investigating the matter.

Halyna Hutchins capturing a behind-the-scenes moment on the set of 'Rust' - taken with Canon EOS 5D Mark IV

The production company behind 'Rust' has been ordered by a judge to hand over documents as part of the ongoing investigation into Baldwin's possible negligence.

The state had requested these documents after the movie's armorer, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, claimed that additional safety training was denied due to financial motives.

Rust Movie Productions, however, has labeled the request for documents as a 'phishing expedition' and argued that the materials are 'privileged and protected'.

Despite their objections, the judge ruled in favor of the state, compelling Rust Movie Productions to provide the requested documents to special prosecutors.

Attorney Mercedes Colwin passionately advocating for justice in the 'Rust' shooting case - taken with Sony A7 III

A trial date for Gutierrez Reed, who was charged with evidence tampering and involuntary manslaughter, has been set for December.

Baldwin, known for his role in the movie 'Rust', could potentially face new charges in the future, despite the previous involuntary manslaughter charges being dropped.

Despite the legal drama surrounding the case, the filming of 'Rust' has been completed, with Baldwin expressing relief and congratulations to the cast and crew.