The manslaughter charge that US actor Alec Baldwin faces over the shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of “Rust” is a “terrible miscarriage of justice,” the actor’s attorney says, as he vows to beat the accusation.
“This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set,” Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel says.
“He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”
Baldwin was holding the Colt .45 during rehearsals for the low-budget western when it discharged, killing Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza in October 2021.