AceShowbiz - Alec Baldwin insists that he is cooperating with police in investigation into the fatal shooting on the set of "Rust". The actor has called "bulls**t" on any reports that suggested he doesn't help police in the investigation, despite not turning over his phone.
"Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests or orders or demands or search warrants about my phone, that's bulls**t, that's a lie," he said in an Instagram video posted on Saturday, January 8. Speaking from inside of his car, he noted that authorities from another state have to go through the state he lives in to make a request for his phone.
"This is a process where one state makes the request of another state," he argued. "It's a process that takes time, they have to specify what they want. We are one thousand percent going to comply with all that."
"But of course, we are 1000 percent going to comply with all that. We are perfectly fine with that," the former "Saturday Night Live" star assured. He added that he is committed to finding the truth about Halyna Hutchins' death, saying, "The best way, the only way, we can honor the death of Halyna Hutchins is to find out the truth. That's what I'm working toward, insisting on, demanding."
Alec went on singling out The Post in the video for putting "lies and bulls**t and nonsense" on its cover rather than giving the spotlight to late actor Sidney Poitier. He ranted, "Sidney Poitier - one of the icons of the business, one of the kings of movie royalty dies - and on the cover of The Post they have other lies and bulls**t and nonsense."
He remains confident, though, that "it's all going to work out, regardless of what they say in these right-wing rag sheets, and people who are all about hate."
Alec was then one who held the gun which discharged and accidentally killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the Western drama on October 21, 2021. In his first TV interview since the shooting accident, he said he didn't pull the trigger.
"I cock the gun. I go, 'Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?' " he recounted moments before the gun discharged. "And then I let go of the hammer of the gun, and the gun goes off. I let go of the hammer of the gun, the gun goes off."
When ABC News' George Stephanopoulos asked, "So, you never pulled the trigger?" Alec responded, "No, no, no, no, no." He reiterated, "I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them."