Alec Baldwin’s Interview With Woody Allen Amid Rust Death Inquiry Baffles Legal Expert – Exclusive

Trigger Warning: The following article contains mentions of sexual abuse.

Alec Baldwin isn’t out of the woods yet. The investigation into Halyna Hutchins’ death on the set of Rust in October is still ongoing. Case in point: as early as April, a sheriff confirmed major suspicions about the shooting. Sheriff Adan Mendoza told Today at the time: “[nobody] is off the hook when it comes to criminal charges,” and said he doesn’t know why there was live ammunition on the film’s set. Additionally, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies suggested that Baldwin may not have pulled the trigger on the gun that eventually killed Hutchins — telling Vanity Fair, “You can pull the hammer back without actually pulling the trigger.” and without actually locking it.”

And while it could be some time before the truth about Hutchins’ death is revealed, Baldwin is apparently trying to move on and live his life as best as he can. Not only is he back working on movie sets, but he’s also making headlines for his interview with Woody Allen. But one legal expert says she’s shocked Baldwin is even conducting the interview, given how scandal and controversy have also marred Allen in the past.

Alec Baldwin’s interview with Woody Allen is a ‘bizarre move’

Alec Baldwin wants his critics to check the verdict at the door. In his video announcement, the actor declared his “love” for Woody Allen and announced that the two would be interviewed together on Instagram Live on June 28.

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It’s unclear if Allen’s allegations of sexual abuse will be brought up, although Baldwin seems more intent on talking about Allen’s new book, Zero Gravity, during the interview. However, attorney Holly R. Davis, a founding partner of Kirker Davis LLP, has some food for thought. In an exclusive interview with Nicki Swift, Davis said she would be “appalled by this move” if she were “Alec Baldwin’s attorney.” She called it “an unpopular position” because Baldwin may soon “rely on the populace and 12 jurors to decide his fate in both his criminal and civil charges.” Davis elaborated, “It’s going to make it difficult for a lawyer to do his job representing the client because traditionally a lawyer wants to rehabilitate his client’s image… This is a bizarre move by Alec Baldwin, considering he did it.” is the subject of a wrongful death lawsuit.”

Davis also hinted that Baldwin “might prioritize his [own] legal case,” particularly after she “agreed to a sit-in interview days after filming on the set of his movie.” She also drew parallels to the Johnny Depp and Amber Heard case, saying it was “possible … Baldwin would like to believe that Depp.” verdict was a reaction to the #MeToo movement and are trying to bring Woody Allen’s case back into the national spotlight.”