'He shot and killed someone': Internet furious after Alec Baldwin's lawyer says 'we will win'

'He shot and killed someone': Internet furious after Alec Baldwin's lawyer says 'we will win'
Alec Baldwin unintentionally shot the film's cinematographer in 2021 (Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)

SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO: Alec Baldwin has refused to accept responsibility for the fatal shooting of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer on the set of the film 'Rust' and social media is enraged at the actor's refusal and his move to fight the manslaughter charges. The denial to accept any culpability for killing the crew member was told by the actor's lawyer on Thursday, January 18, and said, "we will win" against the charges.

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With two federal counts of involuntary manslaughter, the 64-year-old actor is charged over the death of Hutchin in October 2021, announced New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies on Thursday, January 17. The actor who is also the producer of the film killed the cinematographer when he shot a prop gun aimed at Hutchin but the gun was loaded with a real bullet. “This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice,” said Luke Nikas, the actor's lawyer who expressed his disapproval of the local New Mexico authorities. He continued by saying, “Mr Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set,” his mouthpiece continued. “He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds.” 

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“We will fight these charges, and we will win,” the lawyer concluded. If convicted, Baldwin could be facing up to 18 months in prison. Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the film's armorer who will face the same charges as the actor-producer also denied responsibility.

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'He's not above the law'

Furious at the "we will win" statement by Alec Baldwin's lawyer and refusing to accept responsibility, social media erupted with comments on how the actor is not above the law. One user wrote, "Alec Baldwin as an actor is not liable for the death of that poor girl Alec Baldwin as a negligent producer is 100% liable for that poor girl's death," and another wrote, "The dude shot and killed someone. That's not up for debate. Take it like a man, Alex."

"Show me an elitist who accepts blame," a user tweeted, while another wrote, "Like he's not been doing it for the past year" and someone remarked, "Baldwin had the 'last clear chance' to check the weapon before firing it in the direction of another person. He did not … therefore he negligently caused the death! Everyone is responsible for their own actions."

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"You never shoot a gun without checking it yourself. IDC who was paid to check it, he fired the gun," a user wrote, and another tweeted, "Narcissists never accept responsibility for anything."

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One user opined, "He needs to be held accountable," while another opined, "He didn't mean to do it, but he's not above the law," and someone wrote, "Alec Baldwin's movie set. Alec Baldwin's $$$ and all his decisions as to how it is run. Alex Baldwin holds the MAIN RESPONSIBILITY period."



 

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