Alec Baldwin, who accidentally killed a cinematographer on the set of his film “Rust,” is not “responsible” for the tragic incident, her father reportedly said Friday.
Anatoly Androsovych, Halyna Hutchins‘ father, ascribed blame on the movie crew who handed the actor a loaded gun rather than the Hollywood actor, according to a story published Saturday.
“We still can’t believe Halyna is dead and her mother is going out of her mind with grief, “Androsovych told The Sun. “But I don’t hold Alec Baldwin responsible; it is the responsibility of the props people who handle the guns.”
On Thursday Baldwin fired a prop gun that killed Hutchins, 42, and injured the film’s director, Joel Souza, on the movie set in Santa Fe, NM.
Baldwin was told it was safe to use the prop gun minutes before he fired the round that killed Hutchins, according to a a warrant application from the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office.
But Hollywood safety experts told The Post Baldwin shouldn’t have pointed a gun at another person, even if he believed it was safe to do so, Hollywood firearms consultant Bryan Carpenter said.
“Loaded or unloaded, a weapon never gets pointed at another human being,”
The 63-year-old actor could face “serious” civil and potentially legal liability, legal experts told The Post.
Matthew, who was married to Hutchins for 16 years, told The Post Friday that the movie star had been “very supportive.”
Androsovych, a Ukrainian, noted that the two had been in touch and that, “Matt will decide if legal action is going to be taken,” according to The Sun.
The grieving father is now advocating for for his wife Olga and daughter Svetlana to travel to America to comfort Matthew and Halyna’s 9-year-old son Andros, the outlet reported.
“The little boy has been very badly affected,” Androsovych said. “He is lost without his mother.”
On Saturday, crew members gathered at a vigil to mourn the “remarkable woman that was cut short way too soon.”