Alec Baldwin won’t be charged over shooting injury of ‘Rust’ director
Alec Baldwin will not be charged over the shooting injury of Rust director Joel Souza.
The announcement was made by the New Mexico district attorney after the 64-year-old actor was charged with involuntary manslaughter over the death of the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, killed when a prop gun went off during rehearsals on the Rust set in October 2021.
Joel was hospitalized after he was injured by the same bullet that killed Halyna, but it emerged on Sunday Alec will not be facing a charge over the injury as there is no “unintentional battery” charge that would apply in the case.
Battery generally requires proof of intention and prosecutors are not alleging Alec intentionally fired the bullet.
Joel, 49, is reportedly due to resume his role of director on Rust, with Alec also set to return to the project.
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