Alec Baldwin fatally shot Halyna Hutchins on a movie set, and now, a criminal lawyer has come forward to explain the legal challenges the actor is about to experience.
Alec Baldwin Could Face Criminal Charges
Because he fatally shot Halyna Hutchins, Alec Baldwin could face criminal charges. At the time he shot Hutchins, he was shooting a new movie, Rust.
Alec Baldwin Is A Comedian, And He Loves Having Fun
Things have been going pretty well with the actor lately. There has only been good news about the celebrity and his family.
Baldwin And His Wife Hilaria Had Their Sixth Child In March
The child was born through surrogacy. Her fans were ecstatic, and they sent messages congratulating the couple.
Soon After The Well-Wishes, Things Took A Turn For The Worse
Soon after the good news and the congratulatory messages, the actor told a distasteful joke that got him into a lot of trouble with his fans.
Baldwin Has Never Had Trouble Testing The Limits
A couple of years ago, the actor managed to win a Primetime Emmy award, his third, in 2017. He managed the feat after his impressive portrayal of the former president of the U.S., Donald Trump.
He showed a depiction of the former president during Saturday Night Live.
One Of His Jokes, However, Went Too Far
Baldwin commented on Gillian Anderson, The Crown actress. He mocked the accent she used while accepting her Golden Globe Award.
There's Something Fans Don't Know About Gillian Anderson
Although people don't know it, Gillian doesn't use a British accent in everyday conversations, although her roles predominantly require her to use this accent.
Gillian was raised in both the United States and the United Kingdom. Naturally, she speaks with an American accent.
Baldwin Decided To Criticize Her For Using An American Accent
After Gillian used an American accent, Baldwin tweeted saying:
"Switching accents? That sounds... Fascinating."
What was interesting about his offensive comment was that he defended his wife a couple of weeks earlier when she was called out for using both Spanish and American accents.
For this reason, many people thought the actor was arrogant while also contradicting himself.
Baldwin Always Comes To His Wife's Defense
The actor even took the time to get on Twitter and complain about the "cancel culture" about his wife's heritage.
People On Social Media Noted That Hilaria Was Inconsistent In Stories About Her Heritage
According to childhood colleagues, Gillian grew up in Boston. At the time, she was using the name Hillary Hayward-Thomas.
Her peers further revealed that she did not have an accent back then.
In 2015, She Seemed To Forget The Word "Cucumber"
During a cooking segment, Gillian appeared to forget the word cucumber. This turned out to be the focus of the social media scandal about her heritage.
While Addressing The Scandal, She Said She Might Be At Fault
She claimed that she was not doing anything wrong and that she believed the issue was caused by a difference between concealing a boundary and creating it.
She also said she was born in Boston and that her family was in Spain:
"I moved to New York when I was nineteen years old and I have lived here ever since."
Gillian also claimed that she had spent a decade explaining herself. However, she lamented that it felt like all these explanations were not enough.
Hilaria Said Sorry To Her Fans On Instagram
Hilaria claimed that she was sorry for misleading her fans. She said that she could have done a better job of explaining her connection to both Spain and the U.S.
"I should have been more clear and I'm sorry."
Nonetheless, she expressed pride in the way she was raised and also in the fact that the family was bringing up their kids to have the same kind of love and respect.
The Scandal Was Pretty Big On The Internet
Baldwin Also Had Something To Say
As far as he is concerned, the culture is about destroying everything, whether it should be destroyed or not.
He was taking a shot at people trying to cancel Hilaria after her recent scandal.
Once Again, Baldwin Is In The Headlines
Baldwin shot dead a member of his film crew while on the set of a movie he was making.
He Was Actually Using A Prop Gun
Baldwin shot Hutchins, who was the director of photography on the set. The shot also injured the film director, Joel Souza.
The sheriff's office responded to 911 calls at about 2 pm local time. According to the calls, a person was shot on set at Bonanza Creek Ranch.
Hutchins Was 42 Years Old
Hutchins Was 42, and she was taken to the University of New Mexico Hospital. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries.
Souza, 48, was taken to the hospital in an ambulance but has already been discharged.
Not Much Known About The Shooting
Although there's not much in the way of details about the shooting, a witness explained how the actor reacted after the shooting.
Baldwin Asked Why He Was Given A "Hot Gun"
Baldwin asked again and again why he was given a "hot gun." The phrase is used to refer to a gun that is loaded with real ammunition.
The Actor Said He Had Never Been Given A Hot Gun Before
Since the shooting incident, the film's production has been paused as the police investigate what happened.
The Search Warrant Claims Baldwin Wasn't Aware The Prop Gun Had A Real Round
Based on records, the gun was among two others that Hannah Gutierrez, the armorer in the film, had put on a cart outside the building where they were shooting the scene.
Dave Halls took the gun from the cart and took it to Baldwin, but he wasn't aware it had live rounds in it. This information was part of the warrant written by the detective.
It is not apparent how many rounds were fired during the incident.
Decades Earlier Brandon Lee Died In A Similar Manner
Hutchins' death comes almost three decades after Brandon Lee, Bruce Lee's son, died on set after being shot. Just as was the case in Brandon Lee's death, people wonder how this could have happened once more.
Matt, Halyna's Husband Posted A Tweet About The Incident
He wrote that Halyna was an inspiration with her passion and vision and that "her legacy is too meaningful to encapsulate in words."
He Also Thanked Everyone For Sharing Stories Of Her Life
Halyna's husband also asked everyone to respect their privacy as they grieved the loss of their loved one.
The world is saddened by the difficult time Halyna's family is going through.
Baldwin Might Face Criminal Charges For The Shooting
It is unlikely that Baldwin could face any charges. However, he might have to answer to involuntary manslaughter charges.
Erlinda Johnson, A New Mexico Lawyer, Said Baldwin Might Face Criminal Charges
According to this lawyer, the state needs to show that Baldwin was involved in a dangerous act without caution to charge him with manslaughter.
The crime is a fourth-degree felony that can earn him up to 18 months behind bars.
In All Likelihood, Baldwin Will Claim He Was Given The Gun
However, he might be responsible for explaining why he did not make sure the gun did not have live rounds since he was the person handling it.
According to another lawyer, "Everybody will be sued. Anyone running that set will be sued, especially when they find out who specifically was cutting corners on the set."
However, although Baldwin was the main producer, someone else might be found to be more accountable for the mess. That said, the lawyer claimed that "this is going to be a legal nightmare for Baldwin."