Alec Baldwin shared a cryptic tweet about Buddhism on the same day Halina Hutchins’ widower lambasted the actor for “looking like the victim” of the fatal shooting on the set of Rust.
On Thursday, Matt Hutchins took aim at Alec Baldwin, 63, during an interview with TODAY, saying the actor shifted blame for the tragic October shooting on set that killed his wife Galina, making himself sound like a victim despite the fact that he was a victim. one to pull the trigger.
He said that, in fact, he feels grief, but not guilt. Sounds like he was a victim,” Hutchins said.
“And hearing him blame Galina in an interview and shift the blame to others, and seeing him cry over it, I just feel like we should really feel bad for you, Mr. Baldwin?”
Hours after the interview aired, Baldwin tweeted a quote about being truthful about the Buddhist religion.
“In Buddhism, being truthful is not just not lying,” he wrote.
“It means speaking truthfully and honestly, yes. But it also means using speech for the benefit of others, rather than using it for the benefit of only oneself.”
Hours after the interview aired, Baldwin apparently responded to Hutchins by tweeting a quote about truthfulness in the Buddhist religion.
Alec Baldwin returns to his New York City apartment on Thursday, February 24 after Hutchins’ interview aired on the TODAY Show.
Galina Hutchins’ widower, Matt Hutchins, a Harvard-trained lawyer, told TODAY that he believes Baldwin bears most of the blame for his wife’s death.
On October 21, 42-year-old cinematographer Galina Hutchins (pictured) was shot to death while filming the western Rust.
On October 21, 42-year-old Hutchins died when the rifle used in the film Rust shot Hutchins in the chest.
Baldwin was told the gun he was brandishing was “cold” – not loaded – and told ABC News on December 3 that he didn’t feel guilty about her death because he didn’t feel responsible.
“Looking at him, I was just angry,” Matt Hutchins, Galina’s 16-year-old husband, said Thursday.
“I was so angry to see him speak so publicly and at length about her death and then take no responsibility after just describing her murder.”
Matt Hutchins, a Harvard-trained lawyer, told TODAY he believes most of the blame lies with Baldwin.
Baldwin said in a December interview, “Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who it is, but it’s not me.”
Matt Hutchins said on Thursday: “The idea that a person holding a gun and making it unload is not responsible is absurd to me.
“But gun safety wasn’t the only concern on set. There were a number of industry standards that were not applied in practice, and there are several responsible parties,” he added.
Matthew and Halina Hutchins are pictured with their nine-year-old son Andros.
Alec Baldwin is seen in New York on Thursday morning after an interview with Matthew Hutchins that aired on the Today Show.
Halina Hutchins on set with Alec Baldwin, Josh Hopkins (left), Travis Fimmel (second from right) and Jensen Ackles (right)
Baldwin speaks on the phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21 after being questioned about the shooting.
The widower, who has a nine-year-old son named Andros by his late wife, filed a wrongful death suit against Baldwin on 15 February.
The lawsuit, which alleges that at least 15 safety measures were ignored on set, alleges that a wider culture of cost cutting ultimately led to Galina’s death.
“Trial [is] trying to bring to justice the people responsible for the death of Galina, which could have been completely prevented, ”said Matt Hutchins.
“In the end, you know, justice will not bring Galina back, but maybe the memory of her will help save people and prevent something like this from happening again.”
Hutchins’ October 19, 2021 Instagram post showed the cast and staff, including Baldwin, as well as Hutchins herself and gunsmith Gutierrez-Reed (circled from left to right) filming Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Hutchins and Galina (pictured together) had a whirlwind romance that he described as “magical” and love at first sight. They were married for 16 years
Baldwin’s lawyer said that any claims about the actor’s recklessness are “completely false”.
Hutchins met Baldwin in New Mexico shortly after the fatal shooting.
“Her husband is coming to town, her husband Matthew,” Baldwin said in a December interview with ABC.
“And I met him and their son. He was as kind as can be. ‘
When asked what he said, Baldwin replied, “I didn’t know what to say. He hugged me and said, “I guess you and I will get through this together.” And I thought, “Well, not as much as you.”
Brian Panish, representing Matt Hutchins, said the Oscar-nominated actor and other named defendants “are responsible for the safety of the film set and whose reckless cost-cutting behavior led to the senseless and tragic death of Halina Hutchins.”
The lawsuit also lists the gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, 24, who said she loaded an antique .45 Colt revolver with what she believed were dummies.
Gutierrez-Reed named crew member Seth Kenny, who supplied munitions to the set, in her own lawsuit, filed in January.
Gutierrez-Reed gave the gun to Dave Halls, the film’s assistant director, who is also named in the Hutchins family lawsuit.
Halls told Baldwin that the gun was “cold”.
Gutierrez-Reed, in her costume, described Rust’s set as “a fast-paced and chaotic atmosphere (which) created the perfect storm for a security incident.”
NBC News reported that “multiple previous misfires” from the same propeller gun that killed Hutchins caused several crew members to walk off the set hours before the incident.
Rust set at Bonanza Creek Ranch outside of Santa Fe.
Alec Baldwin was seen in New York on Wednesday with his two children.
Matthew and Halina Hutchins are pictured with their nine-year-old son Andros.
Lane Luper, who served as the film’s first Camera A assistant, said he quit the day before the fatal shooting because staff were overworked, COVID safety measures were not properly followed, and gun security was poor.
“I think with Rust it was the perfect storm of gunsmith, assistant director, culture on set, rush. That was it,” he told Good Morning America of the events leading up to the fatal shooting.
It wasn’t just one person. Everything had to fall into place for this one-in-a-trillion event to happen.”
In his resignation letter, Luper said that there were two accidental gunshots on set and one accidental explosion with sound effects that went off around the film crew.
“There was no explanation as to what to expect from these shots. When one of the production staff is asked, we usually get the same responses that we don’t have enough time to finish the day if we’re rehearsing, or that “it’s a 21-day shoot,” Luper wrote in a letter.
He added that the film crew was tired of the long commutes from the set to their place of residence, which was more than two hours away.
“In my 10 years as a camera assistant, I’ve never worked on a show that cares so little about crew safety,” Luper said.
She was shot and killed seconds after the film crew entered the church to rehearse the scene (above).
A gun prepared by the film’s gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez Reid (right) fired into Baldwin’s hands as he was aimed at Hutchins (left)
In this undated photograph, cinematographer Galina Hutchins is filming the camera.
In a statement to Sky News, a spokesperson for the producers responded to his claims, stating: “Mr. Luper’s claims about budget and safety are clearly false, which is not surprising given that his job was to be a camera operator and he had absolutely nothing to do with this or knowledge of security protocols or budgets.
“As we continue to cooperate with all investigations, we are limited in what we can say,” the spokesperson continued.
“However, safety is always the number one priority.”
Baldwin claimed he was unaware of any problems on set.
He rehearsed the scene in which he draws his gun, and in an interview with ABC on December 2, he said that he never pulled the trigger, but the gun went off anyway.
In addition, Matt Hutchins said the family is “pursuing justice in every way possible,” including a civil lawsuit seeking liability for Galina’s “completely preventable” death.