Alec Baldwin and his wife deleted their Twitter accounts a few days after their ‘Rust’ interview on Dec. 1.
Alec Baldwin deactivated one of his Twitter accounts after his emotional interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopolous. His wife’s Twitter account was similarly deleted.
Baldwin has two Twitter accounts that were verified on Sunday, Dec. 5. His verified account, @alecbaldwin, was deactivated.
Following the interview, there was much argument over whether the actor was wise to speak out so freely during an ongoing investigation.
Others on social media slammed Baldwin for making such a prominent appearance, accusing him of fraud.
According to one legal expert, the interview was a dangerous step because the facts surrounding the cinematographer Hutchins’ death in October are still unclear.
“Alec Baldwin has made a super risky move by agreeing to this interview, especially because he’s taking an absolute position on how the gun was fired,” personal injury attorney Miguel Custodio of Los Angeles stated according to the Western Journal.
Baldwin said in the interview that he is speaking out publicly to explain the facts of that sad day and dispel some common myths.
“I think that there is a criminal investigation, that could be a while. There is all kinds of civil litigation, and I felt that there were a lot of misconceptions,” Baldwin said.
The actor stated that he was handed the gun and was told it was cold, implying that there was no live round in it. However, a live round was discharged from it.
Baldwin’s official Twitter account, which has since been deactivated, was the first to break his silence after the tragedy with an official comment.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours,” wrote Baldwin.
A gun that Baldwin was holding was released live during the production of “Rust,” a low-budget western he stars in and produces.
Behind the camera, director Joel Souza was hit in the shoulder after the bullet passed through the chest of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.