Assistant Director Of ‘Rust’ Backs Up Alec Baldwin’s Claims That He “Did Not Pull The Trigger”

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Yesterday, news broke about an ABC interview airing tonight, featuring Alec Baldwin to discuss the tragic accidental shooting of cinemaphotographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust.

ABC dropped a teaser, and to many people’s surprise, Baldwin claims that he did not pull the trigger of the prop gun that contained a live round.

Of course, tons of people are gonna be skeptical of this claim, but Hollywood weapons expert Steve Wolf said it could be possible, as he pointed out that even the slightest amount of pressure on the trigger of the prop gun Baldwin was using, could be enough to set it off.

And now, according to the lawyer for the assistant director on Rust via TMZ, her client is backing up Baldwin’s claims as well.

Lisa Torraco made an appearance on Good Morning America, and stated that her client claims that Baldwin didn’t pull the trigger, and that he also didn’t even have his finger inside the trigger guard.

She said:

“…that entire time Baldwin had his finger outside the trigger guard, parallel to the barrel, and that he told me since day one he thought it was a misfire.

I know, and until Alec said that, it was just really hard to believe, but Dave has told me since the very first day I met him that Alec did not pull that trigger.”

However, according to Wolf, a gun will not fire unless the user has some sort of pressure on the trigger, but does agree that these prop guns have “very light trigger action,” and only a little bit of pressure could cause it to fire.

Baldwin’s interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos drops tonight at 8 PM, and Stephanopoulos claims this is the most intense interview he’s every conducted.


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