Alec Baldwin news – live: Hollywood backs actor after Rust shoots manslaughter charges

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‘There’s Nothing We Can Do To Bring Your Mother Back’: Alec Baldwin On Rust Filming

While Alec Baldwin faces involuntary manslaughter charges over the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in Rust set, SAG-AFTRA and fellow actor Mickey Rourke championed it.

The actor is one of three cast and crew members facing charges over the accidental shooting, New Mexico prosecutors announced Thursday.

The first assistant director in RustDavid Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon.

Meanwhile, the gunsmith in the film, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, was also charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Even amid recent developments, continued production in Rust remains, said a person with knowledge of the project The New York Times newspaper.

Baldwin will still star in the film and Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, will return as director.

Thursday’s decision comes more than 15 months after the fatal shooting in October 2021, when a gun wielded by Baldwin went off on set. A single bullet hit Souza in the shoulder before fatally striking Hutchins in the chest.

Baldwin has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing and claimed he was told the gun was “cold”.


What is Baldwin’s net worth?

At the moment, Baldwin’s net worth is estimated to be around $70 million (£57 million). This sum is an accumulated value of all his earnings throughout his career.

The 64-year-old actor has appeared in numerous movies and TV shows over a span of five decades. During that time, he also published two books and currently hosts the podcast here’s the thingwhich started in 2011.

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How many children does Baldwin have?

Baldwin has eight children in total. He shares his eldest daughter, 27-year-old Ireland, with his first wife, actress Kim Basinger, whom he divorced after nine years of marriage in 2002.

The 64-year-old actor and his wife Hilaria, 39, 10, have seven children: Carmen, nine, Rafael, seven, Leonardo, six, Romeo, four, Eduardo, two, Lucia, two, and Ilaria, three months.

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin and their six children

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Alec Baldwin is seen for the first time since being accused

On Friday morning (January 20), Baldwin was seen in public for the first time since it was announced Thursday that he would be charged with involuntary manslaughter by the end of January.

The actor was shown hiding his face behind mail as he entered a midtown Manhattan building, in photos taken by daily mail.

After quickly fleeing, his wife Hilaria spoke to reporters outside the building. She was pictured wearing a green sweatshirt, emblazoned with the word “empathy” on the front.

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Hilaria tells reporters to ‘go home’ and ‘leave my family alone’

Speaking to a swarm of reporters who followed her on Friday morning (January 20), Hilaria asked that “on a human level” they leave her “family alone”.

Reminding them that she and Baldwin have seven children, she told reporters that their presence “wasn’t good.”

“Please leave my family alone and let all this happen,” Hilaria said.

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How long will Baldwin serve?

Although involuntary manslaughter is punished less severely than other forms of manslaughter, it is still a serious crime.

So, with Baldwin facing two counts of involuntary manslaughter, how long, if any, will he serve in prison?

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The actor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’

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SAG-AFTRA condemns Baldwin’s allegations in scathing statement

The Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, the union that represents Baldwin and most other performers, has come out in defense of the actor, who faces charges of involuntary manslaughter.

In a statement released on Thursday (January 19), SAG-AFTRA called the fatal 2021 shooting a preventable “tragedy”. However, they argued, “it is not a dereliction of duty or a criminal act on the part of any artist”.

Labeling the prosecutor’s “claim” as “wrong and misinformed”, they wrote that it is not “an actor’s job” to be a “firearms expert”.

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Hilaria Baldwin wears ’empathy’ shirt after Baldwin faces allegations

A day after New Mexico prosecutors announced the manslaughter charges against Baldwin, his wife Hilaria, 39, was seen leaving their Manhattan apartment building with two cups of coffee in hand.

On Friday (January 20), Hilaria, mother of Baldwin’s seven children, was pictured wearing a green shirt with the word “empathy” emblazoned across the front, in new photos taken by Daily Mail.

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Plans to continue production on Rust remain in place.

Before it was announced that Alec Baldwin would face involuntary manslaughter charges, the actor had confirmed that he and the crew had plans to continue filming the Western.

However, even amid Thursday’s decision by New Mexico’s First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies, plans to continue production remain, said a person with knowledge of the project. The New York Times newspaper.

Although, this time around, on-set safety supervisors and union crew members are joining the project, while all use of a working weapon or form of live ammunition, including festivities, will be prohibited.

Baldwin will still star in the film and Joel Souza, who was injured in the shooting, will return as director.

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Halyna Hutchins’ husband says allegations are a ‘comfort to the family’

In a statement released after the charges were announced, Matt Hutchins said, “We support the charges, will fully cooperate with this prosecution, and we fervently hope that the justice system works to protect the public and hold accountable those who break the law.”

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Former prosecutors and lawyers respond to ‘bold’ and ‘aggressive’ accusations

The Independent‘s Graeme Massie spoke to former prosecutors and attorneys about his thoughts on the allegations against Alec Baldwin.

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