Daniel Baldwin defends brother Alec Baldwin in wake of ‘Rust’ shooting
Daniel Baldwin, likewise a star who is presently starring in “Hawaii Five-0,” spoke with the Domenick Nati Program about the disaster.
“Alec has no blame in this at all. The armorer is responsible for the weapons. The actor is an idiot. The protocol exonerates Alec of any responsibility at all. The first AD should have witnessed an empty weapon being handed to him or fired the gun himself. I don’t know what caused him to announce ‘cold weapon’ on set. That announcement alone exonerates Alec of any wrongdoing or any responsibility.”
“The initial buck stops with the armorer,” Baldwin included. “You know Alec’s got the name though. So let’s blame him because of his political views. He’s a target.”
Lawyers for the “Rust” armorer and the movie’s assistant director have actually safeguarded their customer’s actions on the job. There’s a continuous examination into the event to identify how the weapon released by Alec Baldwin ended up being packed with a presumed live round, hurting the motion picture’s director, Joel Souza, and eliminating Hutchins.
“She was my friend,” Baldwin stated of Hutchins in an October video released by TMZ. “We were a very very … well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened.”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.