Alec Baldwin Claims He Didn’t Pull the Trigger in Halyna Hutchins Killing

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Alec Baldwin denies pulling the trigger

Alec Baldwin claims he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun in his hand that fired a live round and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Yes, really.


Here’s a transcript of what was said in the interview about the tragic killing on the set of his new movie ‘Rust’:

STEPHANOPOULOS: You’ve described it as a one in a trillion shot and the gun was in your hand. How do you come to terms with that? It wasn’t in the script for the trigger to be pulled.

BALDWIN: Well the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger.

STEPHANOPOULOS: So you never pulled the trigger?

BALDWIN: No no no no. I would never point a gun at anybody and pull the trigger at them. Never.

STEPHANOPOULOS: What did you think happened?