Armorer Blames SABOTAGE BY ALEC BALDWIN or “Anybody” Disgruntled Crew Member Placing Live Round Set

Attorney For Armorer On Alec Baldwin Movie Suggests Possibility Of ‘Sabotage’ "Can’t Rule Anybody Out At This Point" 4:01 on the interview and 6:53 "Not a Rehearsal" but "Tech Prep"

In a TODAY exclusive, Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence, attorneys for Hannah Gutierrez-Reid, armorer on the Alec Baldwin movie “Rust,” discuss the fatal shooting on the set of the Alec Baldwin film. Bowles says that the “central question in the case” is: “How did a live round get on the set?” He suggests that someone may have been trying “to sabotage the set.” Gorence says the —- that fired the fatal shot was left unattended for two hours.

Worker in charge of Alec Baldwin’s prop was replacement hire amid on-set chaos, safety concerns

The reason stemmed from an International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees contract

Alec Baldwin was one of four people to handle gun on ‘Rust’ movie set on day of shooting: warrant

Checking Alec Baldwin’s was not the assistant director’s responsibility, attorney says – CNN

"This idea my client grabbed the gun and handed it to Baldwin absolutely did not happen," she said, but later backtracked and dodged questions about whether Halls handed the gun to Baldwin, despite McCallum asking whether Halls "doesn’t know if he handed the gun to Alec Baldwin."

However, during lunch, —- was left unsecured on a cart on the set.
Alec Baldwin was one of four people to handle

"She fought for training, days to maintain weapons, and proper time to prepare for gunfire but ultimately was overruled by production and her department. The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings. This was not the fault of Hannah."

Union members walked off ‘Rust’ set over safety issues, text message claims

A colleague was so alarmed by the prop misfires that he sent a text message to the unit production manager. “We’ve now had 3 accidental discharges. This is super unsafe,” according to a copy of the message reviewed by The Times.
‘Rust’ crew describes on-set safety issues and misfires days before fatal

a half-dozen camera crew workers walked off the set to protest working conditions.
Safety protocols standard in the industry, including gun inspections, were not strictly followed on the “Rust” set near Santa Fe, the sources said. They said at least one of the camera operators complained last weekend to a production manager about gun safety on the set.

Everyone tried to stay out of his eye line, lest they be a distraction.

Lawyers say involuntary manslaughter charges could be filed

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Crew members on the set of "Rust" used guns with live —- and engaged in a pastime called "plinking" hours before

Used That Morning for Live Target Practice

‘Rust’ Shooting: Gun That Killed Halyna Hutchins Was Used That Morning for Live-Ammo Target Practice

The ‘Rust’ camera crew reportedly walked off the set to protest safety conditions hours before
The "Rust" camera crew walked off set Thursday morning in protest of safety conditions on set, according to the Los Angeles Times.
They were replaced by non-union crew members.

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