Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria claims he has PTSD, Internet says 'ask the woman he killed'

Hilaria also talked about life in the 'famous world', which she says has been a constant struggle for them in the aftermath of the 'Rust' shooting


                            Alec Baldwin's wife Hilaria claims he has PTSD, Internet says 'ask the woman he killed'
Hilaria Baldwin claimed that Alec Baldwin has been suffering from PTSD for a very long time (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Turner)
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Alec Baldwin's wife, Hilaria Baldwin, took to social media on Thursday, December 9, to open up about the challenges she and her husband had to face after the 'Rust' shooting that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. "Now, my husband is suffering from PTSD right now. It's something that's not just from what happened recently, but he's been suffering from this for a very, very, very long time," said Hilaria. She added that "trolls" and the media want to "poke at him." "And they want to upset him. And then they want to create news about this," she said.

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Hilaria also talked about life in the 'famous world', which she says has been a constant struggle for them. "One thing I've learned from entering this famous world is that when you get negative attention whether it's from trolls or tabloid media and people say to you just ignore it, that's what they want," she stated. "If you give them attention, that is literally what they want. The issue is if you don't say anything, you're giving them a space to speak for you and your silence sometimes speaks enough for them to be able to commandeer your story." She added that "it's tricky because you don't want to be constantly responding to every single crazy, crazy thing" that people are saying. 

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The prop gun used by Baldwin which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on a New Mexico movie set had reportedly been used by crew members offsite for 'fun'. The gun, which misfired while Baldwin held it on the set of the movie "Rust", may have even been loaded with live rounds when it was supposed to be used for target practice. Various sources claimed that the gun was even fired at off-the-clock gatherings.

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Image: Halyna Hutchins/Instagram

"I'm at a place where I'm tired of not talking, and I want to get to a place where I can use my voice to show you that this is not just a famous thing," Hilaria said. "Everybody has trolls. Everybody has people who want to tell you whether you're good or bad or what you think or what you feel."

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"You need to reclaim your voice, and you're allowed to speak. Have your boundaries, know when to walk away, but you're allowed to speak your truth because 2022 [is the] year of us speaking again," she concluded. 

Trolls say 'get some therapy'

The Internet, however, did not seem very empathetic towards Baldwin. "@AlecBaldwln____ you should get some therapy for your PTSD and your part in the shooting & death of crew member. If u didn’t pull the trigger, the gun wouldn’t have went off. Ego check & accountability," one user wrote, while another said, "Alec Baldwin's wife says Alec has had PTSD for a very very very long time. This pisses me off for someone that really has PTSD Using this as a defense for what Alec Baldwin did, Down playing PTSD just pisses me off. Alec Baldwin has never been on a REAL battle field." "Maybe if Alec Baldwin wasn’t such an a_hole he would be receiving a little bit of compassion. You see Hillary, when you act as if you are better than everyone else on the planet and are married to a fraudulent Spaniard, people tend to want to say FO!" one user wrote.

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"Is he a war veteran? PTSD? He is an entitled, elitist snob who doesn’t care about anyone but Alec Baldwin and he killed a woman," one user wrote. "If I were the family of the woman shot on the Rusk set, I would be very offended by Alec Baldwin's wife's claim that he is suffering from PTSD after the shooting. I'm offended by it actually!" another user said.

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