It’s so easy to look in the news and see how this person or that person got off scot-free – even though we know they were guilty. In today’s age, it seems to be all about who you know. Heck, even the illegal immigrants who commit crimes don’t get deported for the crimes they commit.
But what about Hollywood’s elite? It turns out that they may not be as above the law as they once thought.
A report by a District Attorney revealed that the actor Alec Baldwin may face criminal charges in connection with the tragic shooting on a set shooting that claimed the cinematographer’s life and injured the director of the film in October 2021.
Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has filed an emergency request for more funds to support an investigation of the incident that led to the shooting. The report stated that charges would be brought against Baldwin as well as other people who were involved in the incident.
“During the shooting of ‘Rust,’ Alec Baldwin shot and killed Halyna Hutchins and injured Joel Souza while rehearsing a scene. Many individuals had handled the gun that ultimately killed Hutchins and injured Souza,” Carmack-Altwies wrote.
Santa Fe prosecutors have determined that certain defendants from the film must be pursued “immediately,” she added.
The accident happened nearly a year ago, so why is it that we’re just finding out about the potential for criminal charges now? Well, that’s the question that a lot of people are asking, so you’re not alone.
There’s been a lot of debate as to who was criminally responsible. Was there someone criminally responsible or is it something that should just be written off as a freak accident? Fewer people want to do the latter.
“I am ready to start the decision of what individuals will be criminally charged in this case,” she declared.
Baldwin’s attorney issued an official statement regarding the case by the District Attorney.
“The DA has made clear that she has not received the sheriff’s report or made any decisions about who, if anyone, might be charged in this case,” said Luke Nikas.
Carmack-Altwies stated in the complaint that if more funds were not allocated, it could have a negative impact on the law enforcement agencies in other cases within the community. The request was for $635,500 by the state’s Board of Finance and was accepted for just 50% of that amount which is $317,000.
Baldwin was in the role of the lead in his “Rust” movie when the fatal accident occurred. Baldwin was the scriptwriter and co-producer on “Rust,” which could be a reason for him to face charges based on whether the standard practices were properly implemented in the industry.
We’re about to see a lot more on this case in the next few months – and it’s very possible that Baldwin will be held responsible. It won’t be the first time that a Hollywood star has gone to jail, either. Remember Wesley Snipes? He was sentenced to a three-year prison stint all because of tax evasion. And most would argue that murder is a considerably more serious charge.