“The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me,” said Matt Hutchins, who has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Baldwin and others “responsible for the safety on the set” of the movie Baldwin was producing and starring in on the fateful day Hutchins was shot — with Baldwin’s gun.
“But gun safety was not the only problem on that set,” Hutchins added. “There were a number of industry standards that were not practiced and there’s multiple responsible parties.”
Baldwin claims he did not pull the trigger. He told George Stephanopoulos in an interview after the incident, “I cock the gun and I go, ‘Can you see that? Can you see that? Can you see that?’ And I let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off. I mean, honest to God, if I felt that I was responsible, I might have killed myself.”
“Watching him I just felt so angry,” Hutchins said in his NBC 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.”