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Alec Baldwin Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter in Rust Case

“Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun—or anywhere on the movie set,” Nikas said in a statement shared to NBC News Jan. 19. “He relied on the professionals with whom he worked, who assured him the gun did not have live rounds. We will fight these charges, and we will win.”

An attorney for Gutierrez-Reed also called the shooting “a tragic accident.”

“She did not commit involuntary manslaughter,” Gutierrez-Reed’s lawyer, Jason Bowles, told E! News in a Jan. 19 statement. “These charges are the result of a very flawed investigation, and an inaccurate understanding of the full facts. We intend to bring the full truth to light and believe Hannah will be exonerated of wrongdoing by a jury.”

(E! and NBC News are part of the NBCUniversal family).

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