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It was the shot heard round the world. 

Exactly one year ago today, the movie industry was thrown into turmoil when actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of his movie Rust, after pointing a ‘prop firearm’ at her that then went off, hitting the 42-year-old wife and mother-of-one in the chest and killing her.

In the hours, days, and weeks after the fatal incident on October 21, 2021, dozens – if not hundreds – of questions were raised about how such a tragic accident could have happened. 

Official investigations were launched by authorities, while cast and crew members who had been involved with the project became embroiled in a bitter blame game, pointing the finger at one another, and making accusations about the overall safety of the set as the world watched on and Hutchins’ family mourned. 

Baldwin, 64, who also serves as one of producers for the movie, has repeatedly insisted that he thought the gun was loaded with blanks and that he never actually pulled the trigger – but the FBI has since ruled that the weapon could not have fired on its own. 

The brutal spotlight of scrutiny has glared down on multiple people in the months since Hutchins’ was shot dead. 

Unbelievably however, one year on, not a single charge as been filed by authorities – and, perhaps even more shockingly, the Santa Fe DA has admitted that she has yet to see the official sheriff’s report on the incident. 

Almost all of the questions raised in the wake of the tragedy remain unanswered: Why was the gun loaded with real bullets, which aren’t even allowed on set, and why did Baldwin point the gun at the cinematographer? How did it go off? Why wasn’t more done to ensure the crew’s safety? 

And now, one year on from the shooting, one very significant question hangs over the tragedy: Why hasn’t anyone been arrested for Hutchins’ death? 

It has officially been one year since Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (pictured) on set of his movie Rust

It has officially been one year since Alec Baldwin shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (left) on set of his movie Rust - and after 365 days, no charges have been made in relation to the tragic shooting

It has been exactly one year since Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set of his movie Rust – and after 365 days, no charges have been made

On October 21, 2021, Baldwin (seen on set of Rust) and Hutchins were rehearsing a scene for the low-budget Western film when he pointed a 'prop firearm' at her and it accidentally went off - hitting the mother-of-one in the chest and killing her

On October 21, 2021, Baldwin (seen on set of Rust) and Hutchins were rehearsing a scene for the low-budget Western film when he pointed a ‘prop firearm’ at her and it accidentally went off – hitting the mother-of-one in the chest and killing her

Certainly no answers are to be found from the authorities investigating the shooting… nor does it appear as though they plan to shed any light or make any arrests in the coming weeks. 

In fact, the District Attorney’s office told DailyMail.com that after a whole year, they’re ‘still waiting’ for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s report to ‘determine whether charges will be brought.’

‘The District Attorney is still waiting for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s report so that she and her team of professional attorneys and investigators can begin their own thorough, thoughtful, and timely process to determine whether charges will be brought,’ a spokesperson said in a statement.

In the months following the shooting, many crew members spoke out about dangerous working conditions on the set of the low-budget movie – which reportedly had a relatively paltry $235,144 production budget – with some claiming that producers ‘cut corners,’ ‘ignored safety protocols’ and skipped required ‘safety run-throughs’ while ‘rushing to stay on schedule.’

Some people who worked on the movie even sued Rust executives for ’emotional distress’ and ‘negligence,’ but 365 days on from the tragedy, it’s still unclear what exactly went down and how the loaded gun made its way into Baldwin’s hands.

The incident raised dozens, if not hundreds, of questions: Why was the gun loaded with real bullets? How did it go off? Why wasn't more done to ensure the crew's safety? And why hasn't anyone been arrested for Hutchins death?

As the one-year anniversary of the shooting approaches, FEMAIL investigates what exactly went down on that fateful day - and where exactly the criminal investigation stands 365 days later

The incident raised dozens, if not hundreds, of questions: Why was the gun loaded with real bullets? How did it go off? Why wasn’t more done to ensure the crew’s safety? And why hasn’t anyone been arrested for Hutchins death?

District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies claimed in September that up to four people could still face charges for the tragedy.

Strangely, the only progress that seems to have been made in relation to the movie is the decision to begin re-shooting the project – which will move to a new location in California, where production will re-commence in early 2023… with one surprising new addition to the crew line-up: Hutchins’ widower, Matthew. 

Earlier this month, it was revealed that Matthew had reached a confidential settlement with Baldwin – which sees him signing on to the project as a new executive producer. 

The move came as a surprise to many, especially because Matthew previously filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the movie months earlier, slamming those involved for ‘ignoring numerous complaints of safety violations’ and failing to ‘protect’ his wife on set.

Back in February, he even blasted Baldwin for acting like a ‘victim’ and ‘shifting responsibility to others’ in a scathing interview with the Today show.  

While they have now reached a settlement regarding the lawsuit, nobody expected Matthew to make such a drastic change in his stance – going from completely bashing Baldwin and the rest of the production team to joining the crew of the movie that ultimately killed his wife.

On the one-year anniversary of the shooting, FEMAIL reveals exactly what happened on that fateful day – and investigates where the criminal investigation stands 365 days later… with still no sign of charges, or even a sheriff’s report. 

The horrifying incident: Inside the horrifying moment Alec Baldwin shot and killed Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust

On October 21, just over two weeks after filming got underway, Hutchins was shot and killed after she was hit in the chest by a bullet fired from a 'prop firearm' that Baldwin was holding while rehearsing for a scene at the Bonanza Creek Ranch (pictured)

On October 21, just over two weeks after filming got underway, Hutchins was shot and killed after she was hit in the chest by a bullet fired from a ‘prop firearm’ that Baldwin was holding while rehearsing for a scene at the Bonanza Creek Ranch (pictured)

While the actor claimed that he did not 'pull the trigger,' the FBI later ruled that it was unlikely that the gun fired on its own after undergoing a series of tests. He is seen on set with Hutchins before the incident

While the actor claimed that he did not ‘pull the trigger,’ the FBI later ruled that it was unlikely that the gun fired on its own after undergoing a series of tests. He is seen on set with Hutchins before the incident

Filming for Rust kicked off near Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 6, 2021. The Western flick, which also stars Travis Fimmel, Brady Noon, Frances Fisher, and Jensen Ackles, is set to be about a teen boy who goes on the run with his estranged grandfather after he was sentenced to death for killing a rancher.

On October 21, just over two weeks after filming got underway, Hutchins – a Ukrainian cinematographer who had worked on more than 30 feature films – was tragically shot and killed after she was hit in the chest by a bullet fired from a ‘prop firearm’ that Baldwin was holding while rehearsing for a scene at the Bonanza Creek Ranch.

The movie’s director, Joel Souza, was also injured during the shooting, as the bullet then hit him in the shoulder; he has made a full recovery.

According to an affidavit, assistant director David Halls had taken the weapon off of a cart full of props and handed it to Baldwin, telling him it was a ‘cold gun,’ which meant it didn’t have any real bullets in it.

However, he told investigators that armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed had opened the gun for him to inspect before he gave it to Baldwin, but that he only remembered checking three out of five of the rounds.

While Baldwin claimed that he did not ‘pull the trigger,’ the FBI later ruled that it was unlikely that the gun fired on its own after undergoing a series of tests. 

Hutchins’ death was eventually ruled as accidental by the medical examiner. 

The blame game: Crew members quickly began pointing fingers at one another, making furious accusations about how live bullets ended up on set 

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (seen on set) said she had 'no idea' where the live bullets came from, but she later filed a lawsuit against Seth Kenney, the owner of PDQ Arm & Prop LLC in Albuquerque where she bought the bullets from

Armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed (seen on set) said she had ‘no idea’ where the live bullets came from, but she later filed a lawsuit against Seth Kenney, the owner of PDQ Arm & Prop LLC in Albuquerque where she bought the bullets from

She claimed that she believed she was purchasing a box of dummy rounds, but that it instead had some live bullets mixed into it - which she was unaware of. She is pictured after the shooting

She claimed that she believed she was purchasing a box of dummy rounds, but that it instead had some live bullets mixed into it – which she was unaware of. She is pictured after the shooting

In the months following the incident, there seemed to be much confusion about how live bullets ended up in the gun at all, since there were only supposed to be blanks and dummy rounds on set. 

Some were quick to blame Gutierrez-Reed, who insisted in a statement that she had ‘no idea’ where the live bullets came from.

‘Safety is Hannah’s number one priority on set. Ultimately, this set would never have been compromised if live ammo were not introduced,’ her lawyers said at the time. ‘Hannah has no idea where the live rounds came from.’

She later filed a lawsuit against Seth Kenney, the owner of PDQ Arm & Prop LLC in Albuquerque where she bought the bullets from, in which she claimed that she believed she was purchasing a box of dummy rounds, but that it instead had some live bullets mixed into it – which she was unaware of.

‘[Kenney] distributed boxes of ammunition purporting to contain dummy rounds, but which contained a mix of dummy and live ammunition to the Rust production,’ the lawsuit reads.

‘[Gutierrez-Reed] and the entire Rust movie crew relied on [Kenney’s] misrepresentation that he provided only dummy ammunition. 

‘In so doing, [Kenney] created a dangerous condition on the movie set, unbeknownst to Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, which caused a foreseeable risk of injury to numerous people.’

Kenney later insisted on Good Morning America that the live bullets did not come from him and that all rounds are checked before they’re sent to film sets. 

‘When we send dummy rounds out, they get individually rattle tested before they get sent out,’ he stated. ‘So if you have a box of 50, you’ve got to do it 50 times. And at that point you know they’re safe to send.’

Kenney (seen during a police interview) told authorities that years earlier, he had received some 'reloaded ammunition' from a friend that may have accidentally been put into the box he sold to Gutierrez-Reed

Kenney (seen during a police interview) told authorities that years earlier, he had received some ‘reloaded ammunition’ from a friend that may have accidentally been put into the box he sold to Gutierrez-Reed

In December, Baldwin sat down with ABC to discuss the shooting, and he said he was not responsible for what happened. He said: 'Someone is ​responsible for what happened, and I can't say who that is, but I know it's not me'

In December, Baldwin sat down with ABC to discuss the shooting, and he said he was not responsible for what happened. He said: ‘Someone is ​responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me’

'Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property,' he added. 'I don't know what happened on that set. I don't know how that bullet arrived in that gun. I don't know'

'Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn't even supposed to be on the property,' he added. 'I don't know what happened on that set. I don't know how that bullet arrived in that gun. I don't know'

‘Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,’ he added. ‘I don’t know what happened on that set. I don’t know how that bullet arrived in that gun. I don’t know’

But he told police that years earlier, he had received some ‘reloaded ammunition’ from a friend that may have accidentally been put into the box he sold to Gutierrez-Reed.

Reloaded ammunition ‘can refer to ammunition that has been reconstituted from the brass casing of a fired round by adding a new bullet, primer and powder,’ according to the New York Times

In a statement, Gutierrez-Reed also put the blame on Baldwin for pointing the gun at Hutchins in the first place.

She said: ‘Mr. Baldwin knew that he could never point a firearm at crew members under any circumstances and had a duty of safety to his fellow crew members. Yet he did point the gun at Halyna before the fatal incident against all rules and common sense.’

In December, Baldwin sat down with ABC to discuss the shooting, and he said he was not responsible for what happened.

‘Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,’ he said. ‘Someone is ​responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.

‘I don’t know what happened on that set. I don’t know how that bullet arrived in that gun. I don’t know. But I’m all for doing anything that will take us to a place where this is less likely to happen again.’

The investigation drags on: 365 days after Hutchins’ death, no charges have been brought… And the Santa Fe DA admits she STILL doesn’t have a sheriff’s report

In the 12 months since, nobody has been criminally charged in relation to the shooting. And while the investigation is still ongoing, the lack of charges has posed the question - why has no legal action been taken? Hutchins is pictured

In the 12 months since, nobody has been criminally charged in relation to the shooting. And while the investigation is still ongoing, the lack of charges has posed the question - why has no legal action been taken? Hutchins is pictured

In the 12 months since, nobody has been criminally charged in relation to the shooting. And while the investigation is still ongoing, the lack of charges has posed the question – why has no legal action been taken? Hutchins is pictured

Back in September, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies (seen) said up to four people involved in the shooting could still face charges. While she did not specify who those four people were, it's been reported that Baldwin is one of them

Back in September, District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies (seen) said up to four people involved in the shooting could still face charges. While she did not specify who those four people were, it’s been reported that Baldwin is one of them

In the 12 months since the tragic incident occurred, nobody has been criminally charged in relation to the shooting. And while the investigation is still ongoing, the lack of charges has posed the question – why has no legal action been taken?  

Back in September, District Attorney Carmack-Altwies said up to four people involved in the shooting could still face charges. While she did not specify who those four people were, it’s been reported that Baldwin is one of them.

A spokesperson told the New York Post earlier this month that Carmack-Altwies had still not decided whether or not she was going to bring charges against anyone involved in the shooting, as she was waiting on a report from the sheriff’s office.

‘The District Attorney’s priority will be upholding the integrity of the process and ensuring that, like any other case she handles, this investigation is held to the highest standards,’ they insisted.

While no criminal charges have been brought in regards to this case, many crew members have filed civil lawsuits against the Rust producers for alleged unsafe activity on set.

Rust electrician Serge Svetnov sued the producers for negligence in early November, accusing them of causing ‘severe emotional distress’ for him after he witnessed the shooting.

He claimed many people on set ‘failed to act with reasonable care, violated relevant and prevailing industry standards, and negligently exercised their assigned and assumed duties in the filming of this motion picture.’ 

He also alleged that the ammunition was not ‘stored securely’ and was ‘left unattended in the prop truck,’ while the gun was not ‘thoroughly inspected.’

Script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who was standing near Hutchins’ when she was shot, also sued the Rust producers for distress – but her case was later dismissed by a judge.

While no criminal charges have been brought, many crew members have filed civil lawsuits against the Rust producers for alleged unsafe activity on set - including Rust electrician Serge Svetnov (seen) who sued for negligence in November

While no criminal charges have been brought, many crew members have filed civil lawsuits against the Rust producers for alleged unsafe activity on set – including Rust electrician Serge Svetnov (seen) who sued for negligence in November

In March, Baldwin (seen right after the shooting) filed an arbitration demand against his fellow producers seeking coverage of his legal fees, claiming that 'his contract protected him from financial responsibility in her death,' the Times reported

In March, Baldwin (seen right after the shooting) filed an arbitration demand against his fellow producers seeking coverage of his legal fees, claiming that ‘his contract protected him from financial responsibility in her death,’ the Times reported

In his lawsuit, he reiterated that he believed the gun was not loaded, and explained that he only pointed it at her because he was confident there were no bullets in it. Baldwin is seen on set

In his lawsuit, he reiterated that he believed the gun was not loaded, and explained that he only pointed it at her because he was confident there were no bullets in it. Hutchins is seen on set

In his lawsuit, he reiterated that he believed the gun was not loaded, and explained that he only pointed it at her because he was confident there were no bullets in it. Baldwin (left) and Hutchins (right) are seen on set

In March, Baldwin filed an arbitration demand against his fellow producers seeking coverage of his legal fees, claiming that ‘his contract protected him from financial responsibility in her death,’ the Times reported. 

In his lawsuit, he reiterated that he believed the gun was not loaded, and explained that he only pointed it at her because he was confident there were no bullets in it.

‘Hutchins directed Baldwin to hold the gun higher, to a point where it was directed toward her,’ the lawsuit read.

‘She was looking carefully at the monitor and then at Baldwin, and then back again, as she gave these instructions.

‘In giving and following these instructions, Hutchins and Baldwin shared a core, vital belief: that the gun was “cold” and contained no live rounds.

‘Mr. Baldwin then asked Ms. Hutchins if she wanted him to pull back the hammer, as the script instructed, and she said yes.

‘Baldwin then pulled back the hammer, but not far enough to actually cock the gun. When Baldwin let go of the hammer, the gun went off.’

Dangerous working conditions? Crew members made complaints about an ‘unsafe’ set and six of them even walked out hours before Hutchins was shot

The horrifying incident raised a bigger question surrounding set safety - and many crew members came forward and spoke out about feeling unsafe during filming. Baldwin, Hutchins, and Gutierrez-Reed (circled) are seen with other crew members

The horrifying incident raised a bigger question surrounding set safety – and many crew members came forward and spoke out about feeling unsafe during filming. Baldwin, Hutchins, and Gutierrez-Reed (circled) are seen with other crew members

It was even reported that hours before Hutchins was killed, half a dozen crew members stormed off set after becoming enraged with the long hours, a delay in paychecks, and lack of safety. Hutchins (circled) is seen on set as Baldwin films

It was even reported that hours before Hutchins was killed, half a dozen crew members stormed off set after becoming enraged with the long hours, a delay in paychecks, and lack of safety. Hutchins (circled) is seen on set as Baldwin films

The horrifying incident raised a bigger question surrounding set safety – especially when prop firearms are involved. In the months following the shooting, many crew members came forward and spoke out about feeling unsafe during filming.

It was even reported that hours before Hutchins was killed, half a dozen crew members stormed off set after becoming enraged with the long hours, a delay in paychecks, and lack of safety.

Multiple workers, who asked to remain anonymous, told Consequence Film that they had filed complaints against assistant director Halls for ‘ignoring safety protocols,’ alleging that he would either ‘skip or hurry though’ required safety run-throughs.

‘The AD is supposed to check [the gun] each time, they are supposed to be the last line of defense. He would always roll his eyes [when he had to check it],’ one worker told the outlet, adding that Halls would ask, ‘Do we need to do a safety meeting?’

The unnamed staffer added that there was an immense ‘pressure’ put on the workers due to an ‘unachievable schedule,’ which made them overlook safety procedures.

Someone who previously worked with Halls on the set of the movie One Way, which was filmed last February and stars Machine Gun Kelly, said that the assistant director sparked alarm when he opted not to use stunt drivers during a car chase scene. 

Multiple workers told Consequence Film that they had filed complaints against assistant director Halls for 'ignoring safety protocols,' alleging that he would either 'skip or hurry though' required safety run-throughs. Hutchins is pictured

Multiple workers told Consequence Film that they had filed complaints against assistant director Halls for ‘ignoring safety protocols,’ alleging that he would either ‘skip or hurry though’ required safety run-throughs. Hutchins is pictured

The crew member told Variety he remembered thinking after working with Halls: ‘That man is a liability. He’s going to f**king kill someone someday.’

 To make matters worse, the LA Times reported that just days before Hutchins was shot, Baldwin’s stunt double accidentally fired two rounds on set, however, the incident has not been confirmed.

'The AD is supposed to check [the gun] each time, they are supposed to be the last line of defense. He would always roll his eyes [when he had to check it],' one worker told the outlet, adding that Halls (seen) would ask, 'Do we need to do a safety meeting?'

‘The AD is supposed to check [the gun] each time, they are supposed to be the last line of defense. He would always roll his eyes [when he had to check it],’ one worker told the outlet, adding that Halls (seen) would ask, ‘Do we need to do a safety meeting?’

‘There should have been an investigation into what happened,’ one worker, who said they witnessed the incident, stated. 

‘There were no safety meetings. There was no assurance that it wouldn’t happen again. All they wanted to do was rush, rush, rush.’ 

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau later issued a report stating that the producers ‘willfully violated’ safety procedures, and filed a $136,793 fine against the production company.

‘Our investigation found that this tragic incident never would have happened if Rust Movie Productions, LLC had followed national film industry standards for firearm safety,’ James Kenney, the New Mexico environment cabinet secretary, said in a statement. 

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‘This is a complete failure of the employer to follow recognized national protocols that keep employees safe.’

During an interview with the Today show, one of Gutierrez Reed’s lawyers suggested that a ‘disgruntled’ crew members may have planted the live round on set as an act of revenge.

‘I believe that somebody who would do that, would want to sabotage the set, would want to prove a point, want to say they’re disgruntled, they’re unhappy,’ he said. 

The New Mexico Environment Department's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau later issued a report stating that the producers 'willfully violated' safety procedures, and filed a $136,793 fine against the production company. The set is seen

The New Mexico Environment Department's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau later issued a report stating that the producers 'willfully violated' safety procedures, and filed a $136,793 fine against the production company. The set is seen

The New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau later issued a report stating that the producers ‘willfully violated’ safety procedures, and filed a $136,793 fine against the production company. The set is seen

According to Variety , the decision to resume production on Rust has sparked a mixed reaction from the crew - with some saying they're not comfortable returning and others supporting the decision. Hutchins' grave is pictured

According to Variety , the decision to resume production on Rust has sparked a mixed reaction from the crew – with some saying they’re not comfortable returning and others supporting the decision. Hutchins’ grave is pictured

‘We know that people had already walked off the set the day before… and the reason they were unhappy is they were working 12 to 14 hour days, they were not given hotel rooms in and around the area, so they had to drive back and forth an hour to Albuquerque. They were unhappy.’

According to Variety, the decision to resume production on Rust has sparked a mixed reaction from the crew – with some saying they’re not comfortable returning and others supporting the decision.

‘I absolutely want nothing to do with it,’ one crew member, who asked not to be identified, told them. ‘It was traumatizing across the board.’

Another said: ‘The whole thing is challenging and complicated and messy. A lot of people around me were really hurt by those events.’ 

The staffer added that they had decided not to come back, explaining, ‘There’s just sort of a concern how I would emotionally respond to being in that space again. I don’t know that I would do my job well.’

One man, who did location scouting for the film, said he was ‘all for’ the movie coming back.

‘They didn’t cut corners – they did everything right,’ he insisted. ‘It was just a freak accident, in my opinion. I’m all for it. I say, give the proceeds to the family and have a field day.’

Hutchins’ widower’s surprise U-turn: How Matthew went from suing Baldwin’s movie… to taking on a role as an executive producer on Rust

In February, Hutchins' family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Rust producers, in which they accused the defendants of 'reckless conduct and cost-cutting measures that endangered the crew.' She is seen with her son and husband

In February, Hutchins’ family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Rust producers, in which they accused the defendants of ‘reckless conduct and cost-cutting measures that endangered the crew.’ She is seen with her son and husband

In February, Hutchins’ family filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Baldwin, the other Rust producers, and various crew members, in which they accused the defendants of ‘reckless conduct and cost-cutting measures that endangered the crew, including failing to follow basic industry standard safety checks and gun safety rules.’

‘Halyna Hutchins deserved to live, and the Defendants had the power to prevent her death if they had only held sacrosanct their duty to protect the safety of every individual on a set where firearms were present, instead of cutting corners on safety procedures where human lives were at stake, rushing to stay on schedule and ignoring numerous complaints of safety violations,’ the lawsuit said.

However, on October 5, it was announced that Baldwin and the rest of the Rust producers reached a settlement with the family.

Haylna’s husband, Matthew, said in a statement that they all agreed her death was a ‘terrible accident’ and that he was joining the crew as executive producer to ‘pay tribute’ to his late wife.

‘I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin),’ he explained.

‘All of us believe Halyna’s death was a terrible accident. I am grateful that the producers and the entertainment community have come together to pay tribute to Halyna’s final work.’

Matthew, a Harvard-educated lawyer, was married to Haylna for 16 years before her death, and they share one nine-year-old son. 

However, on October 5, it was announced that Baldwin and the rest of the Rust producers reached a settlement with the family and that production of Rust will restart in early 2023, with Hutchins' husband, Matthew, coming on board as a producer

However, on October 5, it was announced that Baldwin and the rest of the Rust producers reached a settlement with the family and that production of Rust will restart in early 2023, with Hutchins’ husband, Matthew, coming on board as a producer

The exact terms of the settlement have not been revealed, but the DA's office insisted it will have 'no impact' on potential criminal charges. Baldwin is pictured in September

The exact terms of the settlement have not been revealed, but the DA’s office insisted it will have ‘no impact’ on potential criminal charges. Baldwin is pictured in September

Back in February, when the lawsuit was first filed, Matthew had blasted Baldwin’s behavior following the shooting, telling Today, ‘He said essentially he felt grief but no guilt. Almost sounds like he was the victim.’

‘And hearing him blame Halyna in the interview and shift responsibility to others and seeing him cry about it, I just feel like – are we really supposed to feel bad about you, Mr. Baldwin?’

‘Watching him, I just felt so angry,’ he added of Baldwin’s ABC interview. ‘I was just so angry to see him talk about her death so publicly in such a detailed way and then to not accept any responsibility after having just described killing her.

‘The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me. 

‘But gun safety was not the only problem on that set. There were a number of industry standards that were not practiced and there’s multiple responsible parties.’ 

The exact terms of the settlement have not been revealed, but the DA’s office insisted it will have ‘no impact’ on potential criminal charges.

‘It will have no impact on District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies’ ongoing investigation or her ultimate decision whether to file criminal charges in the case,’ a spokesperson for the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office.

‘While civil suits are settled privately and often involve financial awards, criminal cases deal only in facts. If the facts and evidence warrant criminal charges under New Mexico law then charges will be brought. No one is above the law.’

It was reported this week that production would move to California instead of New Mexico. The exact production site in California hasn’t been confirmed, but the Golden State has dozens of western film sets, including in Pioneer Town in Yucca Valley, Paramount Movie Ranch, Spahn Ranch, and Iverson Movie Ranch.

Baldwin announced the return of Rust’s production in a post on his Instagram page, noting the move was part of a ‘specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son’ after she was shot dead.

He wrote on social media: ‘Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son.’



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