Attorney for 'Rust' assistant director Dave Halls insists Alec Baldwin 'did not pull' trigger on prop gun
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Attorney for 'Rust' assistant director Dave Halls insists Alec Baldwin 'did not pull' trigger on prop gun

ABC's Alec Baldwin Unscripted special will air Thursday night beginning at 8 p.m. EST, but the preview shared Wednesday (Dec. 1) showed Baldwin making a key distinction about the Rust tragedy that claimed the life of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

"The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger," Baldwin told George Stephanopoulos, referring to the prop gun in his hand that somehow fired a live round and killed Hutchins on the indie film's New Mexico set on Oct. 21. "I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them. Never."

That was corroborated during Good Morning America on Thursday by Lisa Torraco, attorney for Rust assistant director Dave Halls:

"[Halls] told me since day one he thought it was a misfire," Torraco said. "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."

On Tuesday (Nov. 30), a search warrant was granted "for detectives to seize documents, ammunition and other objects from PDQ Arm & Prop," which is the company that provided the Rust production with prop guns, blank ammunition and "50 dummy rounds," as owner Seth Kenney told GMA in the above segment. 

The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office's investigation is still ongoing.

Alec Baldwin Unscripted marks the 63-year-old actor's first studio interview since Hutchins died. Watch the emotional preview clip below, and learn more about the unfolding events here or here.

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