Two years later Halina Hutchins was killed on the set of Alec Baldwina film by WarHis family is still fighting for justice.
The Hutchins family’s attorney said, “The notion that an actor is not responsible if that actor carries a gun, points a gun at someone on a film set and discharges the weapon is false in the face of common sense and the law.” gloria allred said in a statement us weekly On Friday, January 26. “Safety protocols may be considered during testing, but they are not law.”
Allred’s statement comes after SAG-AFTRA publicly defended Baldwin, 65, who was recently convicted for a second time in connection with Hutchins’ death.
“To the extent that the charges filed on January 19 are based on an allegation of negligent use of a firearm or that any actor had a duty to inspect the firearm as part of its use, this is a breach of substantive duty.” is an inaccurate assessment of an actor on set,” a statement from the union Thursday said in part, adding that an actor is not a “firearms or weapons expert.”
us weekly Baldwin’s second involuntary manslaughter indictment was confirmed earlier this month, more than two years after he was shot with a prop gun War Set in October 2021, Hutchins is murdered at the age of 42. If convicted, Baldwin faces up to 18 months in prison.
“We look forward to our day in court,” luke nick And alex spirOh, Baldwin’s lawyers told We In a statement following the indictment.
Allred said in his response Thursday: “This indictment was the result of a careful assessment by the grand jury of all the facts and the law. “It is important to respect the grand jury’s indicting decision and allow the criminal justice system to proceed to trial, where the case will be decided on its merits.”
Baldwin was initially charged with involuntary manslaughter in January 2023. He pleaded guilty the next month and the charges were dropped until April 2023. (Baldwin was also named in a 2022 wrongful death lawsuit filed by Hutchins’ family, which was settled for an undisclosed amount in October of that year.)
Months after the incident occurred, Baldwin insisted that he was not responsible for Hutchins’ death, even though he had the weapon that killed him. (The prop was loaded with real bullets.)
“The trigger was not pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger. Never,” he said george stephanopoulos During a December 2021 interview. “I do not know [how a bullet got in there], Someone put a live bullet in the gun. A bullet that should not have hit the property.”
War weaponry Hannah Gutierrez-Reed Had earlier pleaded not guilty to charges of culpable homicide. He is scheduled to stand trial next month.