World 'Rust' movie shooting: New Mexico DA says criminal charges 'on the table'
Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' movie conducting 'internal review' after reported complaints of set conditions
Rust Movie Productions, the company behind the movie "Rust," has launched an "internal review" after an on-set accident left one dead and another wounded after Alec Baldwin accidentally discharged a prop gun.On Thursday, the 63-year-old actor discharged a prop gun during a rehearsal, resulting in the death of Halyna Hutchins, who was working as the film's director of photography.
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Alec Baldwin's 'Rust' movie shooting: Criminal charges 'on the table,' district attorney says
The accidental shooting on the set of the upcoming western film "" could result in , according to a New Mexico district attorney.
Mary Carmack-Altwies of the state's first district told The New York Times that authorities "haven’t ruled out anything" when it comes to the future of the case.
Last Thursday, actorwas rehearsing a scene for the film on a ranch near when he discharged a firearm he was reportedly told was cold or "unloaded." A projectile from the gun struck and ultimately killed cinematographer . Director was also wounded but has since been released from a hospital.
Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins killed after Alec Baldwin rehearsed pointing gun at camera, affidavit says
Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed while Alec Baldwin was rehearsing a scene that involved the actor pointing a revolver in the direction of a camera lens, the film's director Joel Souza said in an affidavit released Sunday that provides new details into the circumstances of the shooting. Souza, who was also injured in the on-set accident, said that the cast and crew had been assured that Baldwin was handling a "cold gun," meaningSouza, who was also injured in the on-set accident, said that the cast and crew had been assured that Baldwin was handling a "cold gun," meaning it had no live rounds.
"Everything at this point, including criminal charges, is on the table," Carmack-Altwies told the.
It remained unclear Tuesday what was loaded into the gun at the time of the shooting, and the district attorney said the authorities were focusing on ballistics to determine what was loaded into the gun, according to the Times.
The firearm was handed to Baldwin by "Rust" assistant director, who believed the gun was "cold," meaning he believed it contained no form of ammunition or blanks. .
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Stars in disbelief over Alec Baldwin fatal prop gun shooting: 'Mismanaged set'
As questions linger about safety protocols on the “Rust” movie set where Alec Baldwin killed a cinematographer with a prop gun he’d been told was safe, Hollywood professionals familiar with safety measures and handling weapons on sets are left baffled. Jeffrey Wright, who has worked on projects including the James Bond franchise and the upcoming movie "The Batman," was acting with a weapon on the set of "Westworld" when news broke of the shooting Thursday at a New Mexico ranch. "We were all pretty shocked. And it informed what we did from that moment on," he said in an interview Sunday at the Newport Beach Film Festival.
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Loudoun County parents demand superintendent, school board resign after alleged sexual assault email
demanded resignations from Virginia's and Superintendent Scott Ziegler at a school board meeting Tuesday, that surfaced last week.
In the email, Ziegler alerted the board to a report of an alleged sexual assault in a girls' restroom on May 28, about a month before he publicly declared that he had no record of restroom.
"You have buried a sexual assault to protect your precious 8040 policy," Carrie Michon, a grandmother of Loudoun County children, accused the school board, referencing a pro-transgender policy. "Every last one of you, resign!"
'Rust' shooting left film locals 'rolling their eyes' at alleged lack of safety measures: 'Just unthinkable'
The "Rust" movie shooting incident in Santa Fe, New Mexico that left its rising star cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, dead – and also sent director Joel Souza to the hospital -- has local film buffs baffled at the alleged lack of safety protocols on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set. "The very first thing you learn in the very first class you take is safety," Santa Fe Community College School of Art and Design dean Dr. Jim Wysong told Fox News on Tuesday.
"You just had hundreds of Loudoun County students walk out in protest because they feel unsafe in schools," local mom Erin Smith said. "Did any of you even respond to this email on May 28 from Dr. Ziegler? Was that email alarming to anyone?"
Smith also addressed School Board Chair Brenda Sheridan, who suggested that parent complaints are focused on the state's Nov. 2 gubernatorial election.
"We're not here to impact elections, Brenda," she said, pledging that parents will keep coming back after the election. "Get comfy because we are not going away."
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Washington Post hits McAuliffe with four Pinocchios for 'wildly' inflating Virginia's coronavirus numbers
Alec Baldwin Could Face Charges for 'Rust' Shooting as Police Recover Bullet
Alec Baldwin Could Face Charges for 'Rust' Shooting as Police Recover BulletSanta Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza announced during a Wednesday, October 27, press conference that a lead bullet was recovered from director Joel Souza’s shoulder after he was transported to the hospital for his injuries from the incident. The bullet is believed to be the one that fatally struck Hutchins, 42, in the chest before hitting Souza, 48.
Democraticcandidate Terry McAuliffe's repeated false statements about the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in the state came to a head Tuesday as awarded him its worst possible falsehood rating of four Pinocchios.
"The pandemic will continue to be a serious policy challenge for the next Virginia governor but there’s no reason for McAuliffe to hype the numbers. He earns Four Pinocchios," wrote The Post's resident fact-checker,, after outlining each instance McAuliffe repeated the false figures. "He offers wildly inflated figures for child hospitalizations, suggesting again that these were daily figures and claiming twice that these many children were in ICUs. Instead, he appears to be citing a figure for all of the children hospitalized with covid-19 in Virginia over the past 19 months — which is still inflated."
"In speaking about the threat of the coronavirus to the state, McAuliffe frequently touts numbers — often wrong numbers about the impact on children," Kessler wrote. "When we first queried the McAuliffe campaign about his figures, we were told it was a slip of the tongue. Okay, we understand that, and so we passed on a fact check. But then his tongue kept slipping."
Alec Baldwin ‘Rust’ shooting: Police ‘not exactly sure’ of actor’s ‘whereabouts’ but says he’s cooperating
Alec Baldwin's whereabouts are currently unknown to law enforcement, though he has been cooperative in their investigation.The 63-year-old actor was in New Mexico filming the upcoming western-genre film when he discharged a firearm he was told was unloaded during a rehearsal.
Kessler wrote that The Post first became interested in McAuliffe's numbers on Sept. 28 when he claimed, during the gubernatorial debate against Republican businessman, that there were 8,000 new coronavirus cases in Virginia the previous day. He then repeated the claim the following day, and again on Oct. 7. during a radio interview.
McAuliffe continued to make the false claim about the number of children in ICU beds, as well as the number of new coronavirus cases in the state outside of weekend numbers, on multiple occasions over the following weeks, Kessler added.
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Hilaria Baldwin, 37, was seen Friday night comforting her grieving husband, actor Alec Baldwin, 63, at a private bar in Manchester. Vermont.The couple were photographed eating multiple plates of food at the venue in Manchester, Vermont, on Friday night after it was closed-off to members of the public.
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on Tuesday night had a warning for Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe, a Democrat who hosted at a rally in Arlington earlier in the day.
"I hate to break it to you, Terry. Everything Joe Biden touches implodes," the host said on "."
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Dwayne Johnson Vows to Ban Real Guns From All His Film Sets After 'Rust' Fatal Shooting .
Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed Halyna Hutchins on Oct. 21."First of all, I was heartbroken," Johnson told Variety at the premiere of his latest flick, Red Notice. "We lost a life. My heart goes out to her family and everybody on set. I’ve known Alec, too, for a very long time.