Alec Baldwin will hand over cellphone to authorities ‘this week’ in ‘Rust’ investigation, lawyer says

Alec Baldwin speaks in public for first time amid ongoing 'Rust' movie set shooting investigation

2022-01-14 02:58:21

Alec Baldwin will hand over his cellphone to authorities someday this week, his lawyer confirmed Thursday to Fox Information Digital.

“We reached an settlement final weekend with the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Workplace and the Santa Fe District Lawyer’s Workplace, and Mr. Baldwin’s telephone is being turned over this week for overview,” Baldwin’s civil lawyer Aaron Dyer of Pillsbury, Winthrop, Shaw, Pittman instructed Fox Information Digital.

“Ever since this tragic incident, Mr. Baldwin has continued to cooperate with the authorities, and any suggestion on the contrary is solely unfaithful,” he added. “We requested that the authorities receive a warrant in order that we might defend his privateness on different issues unrelated to ‘Rust’ and have been working via that course of. We’re finalizing logistics with the authorities in New York who’re helping on this matter.”

Alec Baldwin’s lawyer confirmed the actor will hand over his cellphone to authorities.
(Fox Information Digital)

Dyer’s affirmation comes on the identical day the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Division shared a press launch claiming the telephone had not been retrieved.

“So far, the cellphone has not been turned over to authorities,” the press launch acknowledged.

The search warrant for the cellphone was authorized by a Santa Fe County Justice of the Peace choose on Dec. 16. The lead detective on the case served the warrant to Baldwin via his lawyer by way of electronic mail and the lawyer acknowledged it, in line with the sheriff’s division press launch.

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After Baldwin did not instantly hand over the cellphone, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Division enlisted the assistance of the Santa Fe District Lawyer’s Workplace and authorities within the state of New York.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Division needs to look Baldwin’s telephone for any proof referring to the demise of Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin was holding a gun whereas rehearsing for a scene within the indie movie “Rust” on Oct. 21 when the gun discharged, killing Hutchins.

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The Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department has requested the cellphone in a search warrant.

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Division has requested the cellphone in a search warrant.
(Fox Information Digital)

“Affiant is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwins’ [sic] cellphone to seek for any proof referring to the demise investigation of Halyna Hutchins,” the affidavit, obtained by Fox Information Digital, mentioned. “Affiant believes there could also be proof on the telephone as a result of people utilizing mobile telephones throughout and/or after the fee of crime(s).”

“Such info, if it exists, could also be materials and related to this investigation. Affiant was additionally made conscious there have been a number of emails and textual content messages despatched and obtained relating to the film manufacturing ‘Rust’ in the midst of interviews.”

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Baldwin was holding a gun while rehearsing for a scene in the indie film "Rust" on Oct. 21 when the gun discharged, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin was holding a gun whereas rehearsing for a scene within the indie movie “Rust” on Oct. 21 when the gun discharged, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
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Dyer beforehand claimed the actor “proactively requested” that police receive a search warrant to ensure that him to “defend” himself and his household.

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