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    Hilaria Baldwin Opens Up Amid Alec Baldwin’s Legal Battle

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    Hilaria Baldwin is grateful for the love and support she and her husband received. Almost two weeks ago, the New Mexico District Attorney’s Office announced that Alec Baldwin will face charges for involuntary manslaughter following the accidental shooting of Halyna Hutchins in 2021 at the set of the movie, Rust.

    Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins
    Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins

    Hilaria shared on January 29 on her iHeartRadio podcast episode, Witches Anonymous, “It’s been an emotional time for my family. And I do so want to express to you how grateful I am for your support and your kindness and your reason.”

    She added, “Quite honestly, I think without it, we would crumble. So, thank you so much for being our rock right now because I don’t feel so strong.”

    She also shared about the impact of the news to their children. The couple shares Carmen, 9, Rafael, 7, Leonardo, 6, Romeo, 4, Eduardo, 2, María, 23 months, and Ilaria, 4 months.

    She explained, “Kids are sponges and certain conversations are not always age appropriate. We cannot deny that they don’t feel the energy and pick up on certain things in the family and at home, also parenting little people can be stressful regardless of added stress.”

    On January 19, New Mexico’s district attorney, Mary Carmack-Altwies, and Rust special prosecutor, Andrea Reeb, confirmed that the actor and the film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, will face charges for involuntary manslaughter. 

    The shooting took place in October 2021 after a loaded prop gun held by Baldwin, who is also the film’s producer, discharged and killed Hutchins while injuring the director, Joel Souza. The district attorney’s office confirmed there will be charges in Souza’s case.

    After the file charges were confirmed, Alec’s attorney, Luke Nikas, said through a statement to NBC News, “This decision distorts Halyna Hutchins’ tragic death and represents a terrible miscarriage of justice. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun—or anywhere on the movie set. He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”

    As for Gutierrez-Reed, her lawyer, Jason Bowles, said in a statement to E! News, “Hannah is, and has always been, very emotional and sad about this tragic accident. But she did not commit involuntary manslaughter. These charges are the result of a very flawed investigation, and an inaccurate understanding of the full facts. We intend to bring the full truth to light and believe Hannah will be exonerated of wrongdoing by a jury.”


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