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Baldwin Interview Could Cost Him In Court

And no one was fooled by his teary act.

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Alec Baldwin’s recent contrived and staged interview with George Stephanopoulos was designed to give the incarnation of Jack Ryan and Jack Donaghey a decent public relations turnaround. It didn’t succeed, as his poor me act fooled nobody. But worse for Baldwin, the interview may have negative legal implications.

FNC: “Legal experts believe Alec Baldwin should have given his televised interview a second thought before speaking out.

On Thursday night, the actor gave his first sit-down since the Oct. 21 shooting on the set of the Western film ‘Rust.’ The 63-year-old told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger on a prop gun he was holding on a New Mexico film set when it went off, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Authorities have said Baldwin was told the gun was safe to handle but continue to investigate how a live round ended up in the weapon.”

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“Alec Baldwin is clearly devastated by the tragic accidental killing of Ms. Hutchins,” attorney Rachel Fiset said. “He likely feels compelled to speak publicly as a result, and he is sympathetic at times as it relates to the trauma he is experiencing. He is trying to direct the narrative in a way that shifts blame for this tragedy away from him. [However], it is never a good idea to speak publicly during an active investigation and this case is no different.

“Any statements made on television during an investigation could result in unintended admissions that could be used against him later at trial or could prejudice the prosecutor against him,” Fiset pointed out. “If statements relating to facts turn out to be disproved, it will hurt his credibility with law enforcement or at trial. His admissions that someone is to be blamed – but not him – could also potentially be used against him later in either a civil or criminal case if it is determined that he had some responsibility for set safety as a major producer of the film.”

“It is understandable why Alec Baldwin desires to explain to the press his perception of the events and attempt to control the narrative surrounding the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins,” attorney Molly Mauck opined. “There is, however, risk to speaking before all the facts are known, or the investigations are complete. Any statements Mr. Baldwin makes may later be used against him in any potential civil or criminal case stemming from this incident. Similarly, any variations in his accounts of the incident could be later characterized as material inconsistencies and used to attack his credibility at trial.

“Baldwin says he didn’t pull the trigger, but that doesn’t absolve him from civil and potential criminal liability,” she explained. “Baldwin’s finger should have been nowhere near the hammer or the trigger, even if we are to believe the gun misfired. Nor should Baldwin ever point a firearm at another human being, even if cinematographer Halyna Hutchins told him to and he believed it wasn’t loaded or had blanks.”

“From a legal perspective, Baldwin’s interview was a mistake,” attorney Neama Rahmani said. “His statements can and will be used against him in the civil lawsuits and any potential criminal prosecution. And Baldwin’s attorneys can’t use the interview to help him because his answers are hearsay. At best, the interview was a calculated public relations move that may backfire.”

David Kamioner
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David Kamioner is a veteran of U.S. Army Intelligence and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland's European Division. He also served with the Pershing Nuclear Brigade and the First Infantry Division. Subsequent to that he worked for two decades as a political consultant, was part of the American Red Cross Hurricane Katrina disaster relief effort in Louisiana, ran a homeless shelter for veterans in Philadelphia, and taught as a college instructor. He serves as a Contributing Editor for LifeZette.

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FJB
FJB
8 months ago

Alec Baldwin is GUILTY of reckless behavior that resulted in the loss of life. Even when you go to a gun store to purchase a gun legally the first thing the gun dealer does is CHECK THE FIREARM! He then hands it to you and you are now in possesion of the firearm so YOU CHECK THE FIREARM too. When you’re finished looking it over you hand it to the gun dealer and guess what – HE CHECKS THE FIREARM once again before stowing it in the rack. Oh poor little Alec moron with the big mouth full of poison towards Trump – toeards gun rights. For now is redemption time. If only he had learned SAFTEY FIRST in regards to guns instead of constantly bashing them – maybe – jut maybe he wouldn’t be in this possition, but again – Stupid Is As Stupid Does so see you in blue and orange real soon with a manslaughter charge little schlept!

Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
8 months ago

Hooray finally slap this ego nut job down
Bad move Baldwin
& effect all Hollywood 2??

Stillpatriot
Stillpatriot
8 months ago

Why is this POS not behind bars?

Fred LeMaster
Fred LeMaster
8 months ago

Say Mr. Baldwin, Sir, I have a view that would NOT settle too well with your delusional version, because you knew that there were some members of you own crew, who were in fact, performing some plinking just off that set earlier in the day, with Live Bullets! Plinking is a kind of practice, to a-line the sights that are a part of a Gun or A Rifle, to make either that Gun or Rifle To Shot Straight, Concerning The Wind-age Factor Or The Movement Of The Earth For Long Distance Shooting For Snipers, For Example! And those people that were Performing that Plinking (Shooting At Can Or Bottles), Might Have Tossed Their Extra Live Rounds or Bullets In That Box Full Of Blank Rounds Or Blank Bullets, And Even For Professional Armorers It Is Hard To Detect Either A Live Round = Bullet Or A Blank Round Or Bullet, Is This Correct!?! Which Means That Mr. Baldwin ({[“‘You Were The Last 1 To Handle That GUN'”]}) Needed To Check That Gun ({[“‘Yourself'”]}), Just To Very Sure That It Was A Cold Or Hot Gun!! Besides You Knew That Ms. or Mrs. Gutierrez-Reid Was Performing More Than Just Her Armorer Profession, I Do Believe She Was At The Time Of The Shooting, She Was Helping On The Scenery Part Of Her Job!!!

Fred LeMaster
Fred LeMaster
8 months ago

So, I would advise you to({[“‘Take Some Instructions In Handling A Gun Or A Rifle The Very ….. Very Safe Way And SHUT UP ALL ABOUT We The Legal Citizens/People And Legal Immigrants Of The USA’s 2nd US Constitutional Amendment Rights, Liberty’s And Freedoms, AAnd Start Persuading Your IGNORANT = CIRCUMNAVIGATING = CIRCUMVENTING Side Of The US Political Equation TO STOP ILLEGALLY GIVING AWAY WE THE LEGAL CITIZENS/PEOPLE AND LEGAL IMMIGRANTS OF THE USA’S HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS AND OUR FREEDOMS. RIGHTS AND LIBERTY’S TO ALL OF THOSE ILLEGAL ALIENS FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES, WHO DID NNNNNNOOOOOOTTTTTT START THEIR TREK TO THE USA BY WAY OF FOLLOWING THE 7/27/1993 AD VERSION OF THE US IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION ACT’S RULES AND REGULATIONS, WHERE THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO STAY INSIDE THEIR PREVIOUS HOME COUNTRIES OWN BOUNDARIES WHILE THEY FOLLOW ALL OF THOSE RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE US IMMIGRATION AND NATURALIZATION ACT!!!!!!!!!!!'”]})

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Fred LeMaster
Fred LeMaster
8 months ago

({[“‘And You know that you are ILLEGALLY Treading On We The Legal Citizens/People And Legal Immigrants Of The USA’s Legal Free Speech = Freedoms Rights And LIBERTYS, Don’t You Know That Is ILLEGAL ALSO, As Per ecafkooB = etaM And Tweeter, OOOp’s I Meant Twitter And That Other World Wide Web Propaganda Machine That Sincerely Was Hooked Up Those Candian Dominion Counting Machines, Didn’t Ya!!!!????!!!!!!!!!!!!!'”]})

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Fred LeMaster
Fred LeMaster
8 months ago

You were The Head Honcho Of That Set Called Rust, Is This Correct!?!

James Wilkinson
James Wilkinson
8 months ago
Alec Baldwinn never attended a gun safety class.  This alone indicates 
Fred LeMaster
Fred LeMaster
8 months ago

({[“‘You were a Loud Mouth Against We The Legal Citizens/People And Legal Immigrants Of The USA’s 1st And 2nd US Constitutional Rights, Freedoms And LIBERTY’S, Even When #44’s Very 1st Day As The US President, Is This Correct? Were You 1 of the ones that wanted We The Legal Citizens/People And Legal Immigrants Of The USA To Illegally Give Away Our Hard Earned Tax Dollars To All Of Those Illegal Foreign Aliens, Just Like Mr. Soros, Mr. Gates And #44 Alias Mr. Bathroom Barry Or It Alias Barack Hussein Soetoro Alias Soebarkah Alias Dunham Alias Obama, Is This Correct!?! Were You 1 Of Those Who Ignorant People That Turned Your Eye Away From Ambassador Stevens And His Skeleton US Miltary Detail, In Being Massacred, Sword Sliced Up For Shark Bait, And Burned Hopefully NOT ALIVE, :Like Missy HRC And #44, Who IGNORED THEIR PLEAS TO BE PROTECTED, From As The USA’s 3rd US President Mr. Thomas Jefferson, That Called Those Islamic Muslim Animals Barbarians, In The 17th Century, Were You One = 1 Of Them!!!???!!!'”]}}) I Like A Sincere, Honest And Truthful Answer Stat, About 14 Years Ago!!!???!!!

Joseph Smith
Joseph Smith
8 months ago

If he had taken a little time to learn about about guns instead of just acting, he would know to never always expect the gun is loaded and make sure himself that it is not.
Real life vs pretend life. If nothing else his arrogance and stupidity cost this lady her life.

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Joe
Joe
8 months ago

If crazy,baldwin has a lawyer, there probably thinking, what a total moron, this stooge, just can’t shut his pie hole, he just made the case for involuntary manslaughter, and maybe other charges.Only one person is responsible for her death, whoever cocked and pulled the trigger, a gun doesn’t shoot itself, and he was behind the gun.Charges coming soon, he shouldn’t be so sure of himself, he just made it worse.