Actor Alec Baldwin is not accepting blame for his role in the accidental shooting death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust, according to Hutchins family lawyer Brian Panish. Panish appeared on Dan Abrams Live to discuss the latest developments.

“He’s not accepting any responsibility,” Panish said, also claiming that Baldwin, “refused any gun safety training, number one.”

“Number two, he pointed a gun at someone on a set,” the lawyer continued. “You don’t do that without plexiglass and other precautions. Number three, why were there bullets in the gun to begin with whether they were fake or real? It was only a lineup. There was no intention for him to shoot the weapon. He wasn’t supposed to shoot the weapon. Nobody expected him to do that, yet he recklessly fired the weapon while pointing it at three people, killed one and injured another.” 

But that’s not exactly the story the Baldwin camp is telling.

“Everyone’s hearts and thoughts remain with Halyna’s family as they continue to process this unspeakable tragedy,” Baldwin’s attorney Aaron Dyer said in a statement. “We continue to cooperate with the authorities to determine how live ammunition arrived on the ‘Rust’ set in the first place. Any claim that Alec was reckless is entirely false.”

“He, Halyna and the rest of the crew relied on the statement by the two professionals responsible for checking the gun that it was a ‘cold gun’ — meaning there is no possibility of a discharge, blank or otherwise,” the statement continued. 

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