Hilaria Baldwin Posts Controversial Photo After Alec Baldwin's Acquittal

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Hilaria Baldwin Posts Controversial Photo After Alec Baldwin's Acquittal
Hilaria Baldwin Posts Controversial Photo After Alec Baldwin's Acquittal

Actor Alec Baldwin has been acquitted of murder in the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, who died on the set of the film "Rust" in October 2021. Despite the verdict, Baldwin has taken to social media to address the incident and offer his thoughts on the matter.

Denying Responsibility

In the wake of his acquittal, Baldwin has taken to Instagram to share an old photo of himself and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin. Along with the photo, Baldwin wrote, "I owe everything I have to this woman," and thanked his lawyer, Luke Nikas, for his assistance in the case.

Hilaria also shared a photo of the couple, with her sitting on her husband's lap. However, the photo received criticism from some who felt that it was bizarre and that the couple looked more like father and daughter than husband and wife.

Settlement Reached

In a statement made on Wednesday morning, Matthew Hutchins, the surviving family member of Halyna Hutchins, announced that a settlement had been reached between the family and the producers of "Rust," including Alec Baldwin and Rust Movie Productions, LLC.

As part of the agreement, the wrongful death case will be dismissed, pending court approval. "I have no interest in engaging in recriminations or attribution of blame (to the producers or Mr. Baldwin). 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,” said Hutchins. The production of "Rust" is set to resume in January 2023, with all original cast members, including Baldwin, returning to the set.

Statement from the Parties Involved

The resolution of the matter was met with gratefulness from all parties involved. Melina Spadone, the attorney for Rust Movie Productions, LLC, stated, “We are pleased the parties came together to resolve this matter, which, subject to court approval, marks an important step forward in celebrating Halyna’s life and honoring her work”.

Baldwin's attorney, Luke Nikas of Quinn Emanuel, added, “Throughout this difficult process, everyone has maintained the specific desire to do what is best for Halyna’s son. We are grateful to everyone who contributed to the resolution of this tragic and painful situation”.

The Santa Fe District Attorney's office declined to comment on the matter. Baldwin's next court appearance, which was scheduled for May 3, has been waived, and the actor has already pleaded not guilty to the charges in the court filing.

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