Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Attorney claims Baldwin did NOT fire deadly bullet on Rust set

The actually details of what happened on the set of Rust the day cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed are still being sorted out.  But there are some really interesting claims being made in a special set to air tonight.

The attorney for Rust assistant director David Halls says that Halls insists Alec Baldwin did not fire the fatal bullet.  That’s been Baldwins claim all along.  But then who did?

On Good Morning America, Halls’ attorney Lisa Torraco said, “Dave has told me since the very first day I met him that Alec did not pull that trigger. His finger was never in the trigger guard.”

What’s unclear is how the gun discharged and why it included a live round. Baldwin told Stephanopoulos that he had no idea of how the ammunition got on the set.

“Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” Baldwin said in the clip.

The Special airs this evening,  8 PM ET, and 20/20 will feature a two-hour look into what happened on the set.

I can’t handle all the speculation. I’ll hold off on this till there are some more concrete answers.