The husband of the cinematographer shot and killed by Alec Baldwin blasted the actor for shifting blame and making himself sound like a victim, despite having been the one to pull the trigger.

“He stated that he felt grief and no guilt. It almost sounds like he is the victim,” Matt Hutchins said to TODAY during a Thursday interview.

‘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?’ 

Halyna Hutchins (42) died in October after the prop gun in Rust, which was used to film the movie Rust, went off, hitting Hutchins’ chest.

Baldwin (63) was told that the gun he aimed at was ‘cold, not loaded. He then told ABC News on December 3rd that he did NOT feel guilty about her death as he doesn’t believe it was his fault.

Matt Hutchins (Halyna’s 16-year-old husband) said, “Watching him, i just felt so angry,”

“It was so disgusting to hear him speak so openly about her death and not take any responsibility for it after he had just described her killing. 

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Matt Hutchins, husband of Halyna Hutchins and father of their nine-year-old son Andros, blasted actor Alec Baldwin for shifting blame and making himself sound like a victim, despite having been the one to pull the trigger on the gun that killed his wife

Matt Hutchins was the husband of Halyna Hutchins. He is also the father of Andros Hutchins’ nine-year old son.

Halyna Hutchins, 42, was shot and killed on set on October 21

Halyna Houtchins (42), was killed and shot on the set of October 21

Today spoke with Hutchins, who is a Harvard-educated legal professional. He said that Baldwin was to blame for the most of the problems.

Baldwin said in December’s interview: “Someone is accountable for what happened. I cannot say who it is, but that’s not me.”

Hutchins stated: “The notion that the firearm’s owner is responsible for causing the discharge of the weapon to occur is ridiculous to me.

“But gun safety wasn’t the only issue on this set. He said that there were many industry standards not being followed and multiple parties responsible.

Baldwin was the widower. He has Andros, a nine year-old boy, and he filed a wrongful-death suit on February 15 against Baldwin.  

Halyna died from the injuries allegedly caused by at least fifteen safety violations.

“The lawsuit [is] seeking to hold accountable the people who are responsible for Halyna’s death, which was totally preventable,’ Hutchins said. Although justice will never bring Halyna’s death back, Hutchins said that the memorial of Halyna could help people stay safe and keep things from happening again.

Baldwin’s attorney said that claims Baldwin was reckless were ‘entirely untrue’. 

Hutchins, a Harvard-educated lawyer, told Today he felt the majority of the blame lay with Alec Baldwin (pictured in December). The widower said: 'The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me'

Hutchins is a Harvard-educated Harvard lawyer who said today that Alec Baldwin was responsible for most of the fault (pictured December). The widower said: ‘The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me’

The widower (right), who has a nine-year-old son named Andros (left) with his late wife, filed a wrongful death suit against Baldwin on February 15. The suit, which alleges at least 15 safety practices were disregarded on the set, argues a wider cost cutting culture ultimately led to Halyna's death

Baldwin filed a wrongful-death suit on February 15, against the widower (right) who, along with his wife of nine years, has a child named Andros. This suit alleges that at least 15 safety measures were ignored on the set. The suit also claims that Halyna died as a result of a wider culture of cost cutting.

Halyna Hutchins is shown on set with Alec Baldwin, who was also the executive producer of Rust, and the film's other stars - Josh Hopkins (left), Travis Fimmel (second from right) and Jensen Ackles (right)

Halyna HUTCHINS is seen on-set with Alec Baldwin (also the executive producer for Rust), and other film stars Josh Hopkins (left), Travis Fimmel, second from right, and Jensen Ackles. 

Halyna Hutchins is pictured with her son, Andros

Halyna and Andros Hutchins are pictured together

Alec Baldwin is spotted in New York Thursday morning after an interview with Matthew Hutchins aired on the Today Show

After an interview with Matthew Hutchins on The Today Show, Alec Baldwin was spotted in New York City Thursday morning

Hutchins shared his heartbreaking moments when he found out about Halyna’s death.

‘I remember the production team told me that Halyna had been shot, and my heart sank right away, completely inexplicable to me that it could have happened at that moment,’ he recalled.

“I was so devastated when I reached the doctor. He explained exactly what happened. When I met him, I realized that I must tell my son immediately. 

Hutchins claimed that Andros knew he must be very direct and straightforward about his incomprehensible mother’s death. He said that he remembered sitting down to tell him her death before the couple traveled to Santa Fe.

‘When he was first seen, just had the need to be quite direct and straightforward, as he would be going to Santa fe and picking him up. I did not want him to believe that we were going see her, having fun, and lifting his hopes,’ a spokesman said. 

“I said to him, sitting with him that my mother was dead and had been killed.” Of course, he did not believe it immediately. It wasn’t something that he was willing to believe.

Hutchins added: ‘I think that that kind of news you just have to say multiple times so that it can be believed. And so, he believed it. We cried then together every holiday, including Christmas, New Year’s and our anniversary. 

Hutchins married Halyna after a 16-year marriage.

He told TODAY that it was “pretty magical”, recalling the 2,000-mile journey he took to Halyna’s country, Ukraine, to propose three months later.  

He stated that he trusts his intuition when it comes to matters of the heart. “That’s the way love works. Wow. That was when I proposed to my wife. I got down on one knee and asked for my blessing.

She said that this was too fast and she didn’t understand it. Then I convinced her. We met and she gave me a ring.

Hutchins remembers Halyna, in addition to being his love and mentor, as an affectionate mother.

“She felt that connection, and she just loved him so very much,” he stated about her relationship to Andros.   

Hutchins and Halyna (pictured together) had a whirlwind romance that he described as 'magical' and love at first sight. They were married for 16 years

Hutchins (pictured with Halyna) shared a passionate romance which he called’magical’. For 16 years they were married

Matthew and Halyna Hutchins are pictured with their son Andros, aged nine

Matthew and Halyna Houtchins, nine-year-olds, are shown here with Andros.

Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins is pictured filming with a camera in this undated photo

Halyna HUTCHINS, Cinematographer is shown filming using a camera in the undated photo

Every night, the cinematographer called her son from Rust. 

Hutchins stated that they would record each other on video and would do all she could to comfort him. He said that it made him feel better and helped him fall asleep every night because he knew she was thinking of him.

He said that losing his daughter was something he never imagined. 

“I feel that life is full of expectations. We want the sun to rise. He said, “We expect the sun will set and our beloved one to return home at night.” “We were certain that she would return and be with us in the new house.

Hutchins shared how organizations and people are keeping her memory alive, even though she’s no longer there. 

Halyna received her master’s degree from the American Film Institute (AFI) and has a scholarship named in her honour.

Hutchins stated that AFI was a wonderful organization. I also wish her artist legacy to continue. AFI created the scholarship in her honor, and I believe that is part of her legacy. It is clear that she would have mentored other female cinematographers and been a role model for them.  

Hutchins also stated that Halyna’s death was “totally preventable” and the family will pursue justice. 

Alec Baldwin is seen returning to his New York apartment on Thursday, Feb. 24, after Hutchins' interview had aired on the TODAY Show

Alec Baldwin returns to New York after Hutchins’ interview on TODAY Show.

Alec Baldwin is seen on Wednesday in New York City with two of his children

Alec Baldwin and two of his children were seen in New York City on Wednesday with Alec Baldwin

Baldwin, seen on Wednesday, angered Hutchins with his claim that he felt no guilt for his wife's death

Baldwin’s claim that he did not feel guilt over his wife’s murder angered Hutchins on Wednesday

Baldwin met Hutchins in New Mexico shortly after the fatal shooting.  

Baldwin told ABC in December that Matthew was her husband, and that Baldwin is coming to town.

“And I met him and his son. He was kind and generous.

Baldwin answered, “I don’t know what I should say.” Baldwin hugged my neck and then said, “I assume you and me are going through this together.” He hugged me and said, “I suppose you and I are going to go through this together.”  

Hutchins’ lawyer Brian Panish said that Panish and other defendants are’responsible’ for safety and cost cutting, which led to Halyna Hutchins’ tragic and senseless death.

In the suit, the suit names Hannah Gutierrez Reed, 24, an armorer who claims that she loaded an antique Colt.45 revolver and what she thought were dummy round.

Gutierrez­Reed identified Seth Kenney as a crew member, and provided ammunition for the set. She filed her suit in January.

Gutierrez-Reed presented the gun to Dave Halls who was an assistant director in the film’s production. He is also named as a defendant in the Hutchins family lawsuit.

The set of Rust, at the Bonanza Creek Ranch outside of Santa Fe

Santa Fe’s Bonanza Creek Ranch, outside Santa Fe. 

She was shot just moments after the crew entered a church set to rehearse a scene (above)

Just moments before the crew arrived at a church to practice a scene, she was photographed.

Halyna Hutchins

Hannah Gutierrez Reed

Hannah Gutierrez Reed prepared the gun for this film. It was discharged by Baldwin as it was directed at Hutchins.

Baldwin was told by Halls that the gun was cold.

Gutierrez Reed, wearing her suit, said that Rust created an ‘impulsed and chaotic environment,’ which was a “perfect storm for safety incidents.”

NBC News reports that multiple misfires by the prop gun which killed Hutchins led to crew members walking off set hours prior to the accident. 

Lane Luper served as A-camera’s first assistant.

Rust believes that it was Rust and all the other players involved in the shooting, including the assistant director, armorer, culture, and rushing. He said that it was all, and Good Morning America told him about the circumstances leading to the shooting.

It wasn’t one single person. It took everything to come together for the one-in-a trillion thing to occur.

Luper stated in his resignation that there were two accidental weapons discharges and an accidental sound effects explosion around the crew.

“There were no explanations about what we should expect from these shots. Luper stated in the letter, “There have been NO explanations as to what we should expect for these shots.”

He said that crew members became exhausted from long commutes between the set and their lodging, some of which were more than two hour.

Luper explained that in her 10 years of experience as a camera assistant she’s never been on any show where the crew’s safety was so important.

Sky News received a statement from a spokesperson for producers denying his claims. He stated: “Mr Luper’s accusations around safety and budget are patently false. This is surprising given his job as a camera operator and that he had no knowledge or involvement in safety protocols and budgets.

The spokesperson stated that while we remain cooperative with all inquiries, our options for what we could say are very limited. 

“But safety remains the top priority.”

Baldwin claimed that he didn’t know of any problems at the set. 

He was working on a scene that involved him pulling out his gun. However, he said in an interview to ABC, December 2, that he hadn’t pulled the trigger but that the gun went off regardless. 

Hutchins was a 42 year-old cinematographer. He was then shot and killed. Joel Souza was the director of the movie and was fatally shot in his shoulder. He survived.

Why it took so long for New Mexico police officers to seize Baldwin’s cell phone is not clear. 

He has maintained that he fully cooperated in the investigation. 

Baldwin gave an emotional interview on December 2, to ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. He said that he didn’t pull the trigger and did not feel guilty because he felt he was innocent.

The American Film Institute (AFI), where Halyna earned her graduate degree, has started a scholarship in her honor

Halyna graduated from AFI’s graduate program in filmmaking. A scholarship has been established by the American Film Institute to recognize her efforts. 

Stephanopoulos said Baldwin spoke to him in detail about everything that happened on the day of the shooting

Baldwin wept when he spoke of accidentally shooting his cinematographer dead on set for his movie Rust in an interview with George Stephanopoulos at ABC.

Baldwin speaks on the  phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 21 after he was questioned about the shooting

Baldwin speaks on the  phone in the parking lot outside the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on October 21 after he was questioned about the shooting

“I let the hammer go, bang. The gun explodes. All are shocked. They’re shocked. He stated, “It is loud.”   

Stephanopoulos told him that he only learned she had died hours later when Stephanopoulos photographed him in Santa Fe’s Sheriff’s Parking Lot.

According to him, he was told by people “in the know” that it’s highly unlikely that he will face criminal charges. 

Baldwin said to Stephanopoulos, “Someone is responsible, and I cannot say who it might be, but it is not me.”

“Honest to God. If I believed I was responsible, I may have committed suicide.” This is something that I do not lightly say.  

Also, he took aim at President Donald Trump’s media foe, whom he played on Saturday Night Live. He suggested that Trump ‘loaded his gun’. 

“He stated that I had done it intentionally. The president of the United States makes a statement about this sad situation just when it seems impossible to imagine things getting more bizarre.  

Baldwin discussed in great detail the aftermath of the October 21 accident. 

When the gun arrived, he was filming in the church where the scene was being shot. 

She’s trying to tell me how to position it. All is under her control. She marks the gun and I draw it. I am not using the camera’s lens. I shoot just off. In her direction. She directed the shot.

Baldwin claims he fired the gun. He was also discussing with Hutchins what it would look like on film. 

“I am just showing.” “I’m just showing.” I say, “How’s that?” Is that possible? Do you see it? Are you able to see it?  Then she says: “Do you see that?”

I let go of my hammer and bang. The gun explodes. All are shocked. They’re shocked. It’s loud. Their earplugs are not in. 

Hutchins' October 19, 2021 Instagram post showed cast members and staffers, including Baldwin alongside Hutchins herself and armorer Gutierrez-Reed (circled left to right) on the set of Rust in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Hutchins’ October 19, 2021 Instagram photo showed cast members, staff, and Baldwin (circled from left to right on set of Rust, Santa Fe, New Mexico).

Baldwin’s on-set version of tragedy 

“I am just showing.” Then I ask, “How’bout this?” Is that possible? Do you see it? Are you able to see it? 

“And then, she says, “Yeah! That’s great!” 

“I let the hammer go, bang. The gun explodes. All are shocked. They’re shocked. It’s loud. Their earplugs are not in. 

It was not empty, because no one had ever seen it. It was said that I had been given an empty pistol. 

“If they were cosmetic rounds with no charge, nothing at all, flash rounds, nothing. 

“She falls, she thought, to me, “Did she faint?” 

“The thought that there was an active round in the gun didn’t dawn on me until about 45 minutes to an hours later.

He said, “Well, she is lying there, and I say, “Did she get hit with wadding?” Is there a blank?  

“I never pulled that trigger. No, no, no. That would be impossible. 

The gun was supposed not to have any ammunition. It was said that I had been given an empty pistol.  

‘Nobody gave a f*** who you are any more until this. “You see a lot more people with their smartphones now in a coffee shop,” he stated, showing them how he films them. 

“Nobody was there – it was meant to be empty.” The gun was empty. They were not cosmetic rounds. A flash round was all that I got. 

“She fell, and I wondered if she had fainted.” I didn’t realize there was a live round in the gun until probably 45 to an hour after.

He said, “Well, she is lying there, and I say, “Did she get hit with wadding?” Did she hit by wadding? The blanks may have wadding that is used to pack the gunpowder. Some wadding may come out. This can cause people to feel a bit poked. 

“But nobody could understand. Was she having a heart attack or was it just a coincidence? You see, it was just a fantasy that somebody put a live gun in her hand. 

I never pulled the trigger. No, no, no. It would not be possible. 

Baldwin’s story was confirmed by Halls (the assistant director watching), through the help of his lawyer. 

He stated that he had stood for 60 seconds over her, and then was ushered away. 

“Was her consciousness? Stephanopoulos asked. 

Baldwin stated, “My recollection tells me yes.”

He claimed that no one knew there was any live ammunition, until a police officer took a picture of the shrapnel from Souza’s arm.

He stated that then started ‘the anguish, insanity of someone putting a live bullet into the gun. 

“She laid there and remained there for some time. 

He stated that he was surprised at the length of time it took for them to transport her or take her out. But, he added, they just waited until they could get a helicopter.

“And we all were literally glued outside that flight by the time she took off with her helicopter.

‘When she finally went, I don’t know how much time she was there. 

She kept repeating, “She’s stable,” just like you doubt there was a gun in it, but you also disbelieve that the fatal accident is going to occur.

“At my interview with Sheriff’s Department, they said to me, “We regret to inform her she didn’t make the trip,” they informed me right then. 

He continued, “That’s when i went outside to call my wife.