The criminal charges filed against Alec Baldwin for the fatal 2021 “Rust” shooting will be dropped, according to a new report.
Recently appointed special prosecutors Kari Morrissey and Jason Lewis are expected to file the paperwork soon, Deadline reported Thursday.
In doing so, the pair will be dismissing the involuntary manslaughter claims without prejudice.
However, the charges against Baldwin’s co-defendant and former armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, have yet to be cleared, meaning the case — and Baldwin’s involvement — may be looked into in the future.
The decision comes just two weeks before a mini-trial was scheduled to take place over over the killing of Rust cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.
Not only that, but “Rust” is set to restart filming in Montana this week, with sources telling the outlet the dismissal was purely coincidental with the filming schedule.
Baldwin has maintained his innocence throughout the entire investigation, pleading not guilty to the accidental killing in February.
The 42-year-old cinematographer was fatally shot on the movie set when Baldwin’s prop gun discharged a live round, hitting her in the chest.
The film’s director, Joel Souza, was also wounded in the shooting, but no charges were filed in relation to his injuries.
This story is developing.
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