Embattled Hollywood star Alec Baldwin has complained that he may get arrested over the on-set shooting and killing of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
In comments made during a Saturday evening conversation at the Boulder International Film Festival, Baldwin grumbled about being sued for his role in Hutchins’ death.
However, Baldwin reportedly claims he will not face criminal charges, even if he is arrested.
Baldwin said he believes the lawsuits filed in the wake of the shooting have been directed at people who are considered “deep-pocket litigants,” not necessarily those who were negligent.
However, Baldwin was the shooter and was responsible for events on set due to his role as a producer on the film.
“From the beginning, from the moment this happened, everybody has put out — besides all the anguish and the suffering, horrible feelings we have and, of course, there are two victims and nobody else is a victim, so to speak — we have dealt with a situation where specific people are not as interested in finding out what really happened,” Baldwin griped.
“What you have is a certain group of litigants on whatever side, who their attitude is, well, the people who likely seem negligent have enough money.
“And the people who have money are not negligent, but we’re not gonna let that stop us from doing what we need to do in terms of litigation.
“Why sue people if you’re not going to get money? That’s what you’re doing.
“When someone whose job it is to ensure the safety of the weapon hands someone else whose job was to be the secondary layer of protection for safety and they hand it over to and you declare that that weapon is safe — that’s how I’ve lived my whole life.
“I’ve relied on the safety experts there to declare the gun is safe and hand me the gun.
“Never had a problem,” Baldwin said.
“The thing to remember is that guns are fired in films because that’s what audiences want.
“Maybe not this crowd.
“Maybe not a festival crowd where you want to watch something that’s a little more complicated.
“There’s a place to modify the safety regulations we have to deal with and I’m very much looking forward to our decisions.”
“I’m very hopeful when the facts come out we will not be held criminally responsible but it has changed my life.
“And I don’t mean this in the ordinary sense that I was involved in something or somebody passed.
“I mean, I was involved in a situation with somebody who was killed.
“It’s changed my life just in terms of the function of weapons in films and television,” he said.
Alec Baldwin hopeful ‘we will not be held criminally responsible’ for ‘Rust’ shooting https://t.co/IMW64ySccL pic.twitter.com/di62tpZo5D
— New York Post (@nypost) March 7, 2022
Don’t forget the first Ukrainian shot dead this news cycle was Alec Baldwin’s cinematographer.. RIP Halyna Hutchins pic.twitter.com/R371uAMjnY
— (((Zhuang Zhou Exempt From Your Confuscious Pots)) (@politicalwilli) February 27, 2022
Alec: “IT’S NOT MY FAULT THAT I POINTED MY WEAPON AT MY CREW AND DROPPED THE HAMMER ON THAT BULLET! STOP SUING ME!!!”https://t.co/qublZWhXyb
— Adam Baldwin (@AdamBaldwin) March 7, 2022