Alec Baldwin believes no one will be charged in the Rust shooting death
Baldwin blamed 24-year-old armourer and props assistant Hannah Gutierrez Reed and assistant director Dave Halls, who gave the gun.
Lawyers for Gutierrez Reed and Halls reportedly said that their clients were accusing Baldwin of shifting blame.
The 64-year-old actor responded to the allegations in a interview by saying, “Someone put a live bullet in the gun who should have known better.”
The actor continued, saying Gutierrez Reed bore the blame.
“Her job was to look at the ammunition and put in the dummy round or the blank round, and there wasn’t supposed to be any live rounds on the set,” Baldwin told
He did not want anyone on the team to go to jail for the tragic shooting, but he made it plain that everyone on the crew shared responsibility.
“There are two people who didn’t do what they were supposed to do. I’m not sitting there saying I want them to, you know, go to prison, or I want their lives to be hell. I don’t want that, but I want everybody to know that those are the two people that are responsible for what happened.”
The actor still has no faith that the people he has named as the culprits will be brought to justice.
“I sincerely believe [investigators are] going to say that this was an accident. It’s tragic,” he told
According to Yahoo News, Baldwin is waiting for prosecutors to decide whether or not to criminally charge him in connection with the accident that occurred last year.
A forensics report from the FBI found that the pistol had gone off in the cocked position without pulling the trigger because internal parts had fractured during testing.
The actor has consistently maintained he pulled back the gun’s hammer and released it but he did not fire the trigger.