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What is Alec Baldwin’s maximum penalty for filming Rust? Internet split on the fees

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SANTA FE, NEW MEXICO: Alec Baldwin faces two counts of involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of western film Rust until late January. The indictment was announced Thursday, January 19, by New Mexico District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies. If convicted, he could face five years behind bars.

The 64-year-old The Departed actor accidentally fired a fatal shot on the set of Rust, killing Hutchins. The film’s gunsmith, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, also faces the same charges as Baldwin. However, both have decided to take action against these allegations. Dan Abrams explains, “They just threw the book at Alec Baldwin. Not only does he face a charge of involuntary manslaughter, but he added another option that would increase the sentence from up to 18 months to a MANDATORY sentence of five years.” Rust’s first assistant director, David Halls, has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon. The actor faced backlash when his attorney, Luke Nikas, told the press that they would “fight these allegations and… win.” A bit too much.

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Alec Baldwin’s allegations have sparked mixed reactions online

One user, who agreed with the charge, wrote: “They didn’t overcharge him either, which is good. These charges are easy to prosecute and easy to convict. It’s not worth playing the I’m a New York celebrity card in rural New Mexico.” Another user said, “I agree with the charges – but not sure if I should make a conviction. As experienced actor, he shouldn’t take anyone’s word for a weapon. And it wasn’t even the armourer who gave the weapon to him.” Another person who agreed wrote: “He refused to take weapons training and it doesn’t matter that it was a prop weapon. He was the producer of the film and should have known that. There were a lot of bugs on the sets regarding the gun safety that should have been addressed by Baldwin.” Another person said, “Glad to hear they are finally filing charges!!! There is NO apology for this, what’s happened!!!”

The rest of the people disagree with the charges. One person wrote: “Curious to see if this is because of his role as producer or because he pulled the trigger. I’m not a fan of his, but it seems a bit far-fetched for a criminal complaint.” Another user said, “I disagree. An actor is not responsible for a prop that fails. The props manager and staff, or in this case the gunsmith and her manager, are in charge. I don’t think he will be convicted.” A person who has a personal history with the actor said, “I sued Alec Baldwin and his mother and won (check it out), but even I don’t think Alec should be charged . Alec isn’t a nice guy but he’s not a killer. That was an accident.” I agree.”

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