Alec and Hilaria Baldwin delete their Twitter accounts after interview with ABC – .

Alec and Hilaria Baldwin delete their Twitter accounts after interview with ABC – .

Alec Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, both deleted their main Twitter accounts just days after the actor gave an interview to ABC denying any blame and guilt for the shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rouiller. The @alecbaldwin and @Hilariabaldwin accounts are gone. The Baldwin Foundation account (@ABFalecbaldwin) is also missing. Their Instagram accounts, however, are still active. This isn’t the first time Baldwin has left social media, although it doesn’t seem entirely fair to lump this moment together with those given the context.

This removal from the Internet comes after Baldwin sat down for an interview with George Stephanopolous of ABC News. During their conversation, an emotional Baldwin said he didn’t want to wait until the end of the prosecution or investigation before telling his side of the story. He detailed the incident which ended in Hutchins’ death, saying he did not shoot the gun that killed her. Rather, he “shot the hammer as far as I could without cocking the pistol.” I let go of the hammer and bang, the gun goes off.

Baldwin says he did not realize the gun contained a live bullet until his interview with the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office. The criminal investigation into the shooting is still ongoing and two prosecutions have been filed. filed since the shooting. Baldwin has also said he expects the Cackins widower to take legal action at some point as well.

The part of the interview that seemed to inspire the most anger was a moment when Baldwin was asked if he felt responsible for Hutchins’ death. He said, ‘Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t tell who it is, but I know it’s not me.’ He also said he didn’t feel guilty about what happened because of it.

Baldwin clearly walks a very fine line with this interview in terms of potentially contentious results. He wants to explain “what really happened” and his overwhelming emotional reaction to the death of a colleague, but not take responsibility for it while an investigation is underway. It is certainly a bold strategy and I cannot imagine that many lawyers or publicists approve.

Baldwin has never been one to shy away from misguided confrontations and public rants, and this interview seems to be cut from the same whimsical fabric. Who is it for ? Does he want public opinion on his side? It would be difficult to overcome even for Tom Hanks or Oprah given the circumstances. Is it to raise two fingers on the losers in bad faith who support Trump and who rejoice over the death of a woman to put the libs? It seems like a tremendous waste of time. As many lawyers have pointed out online, this interview can and likely will be used against him in court. Baldwin said: “People in the know and even inside the state have told me that it is very unlikely that I will be charged with anything criminal. Why say that out loud? It gives the impression that you are almost rejoicing in the tragedy. Additionally, New Mexico officials have not ruled out the charges against him.

Look, Hollywood is a popularity contest, a numbers game about making sure you have more power than anyone by whatever means your big checkbook can afford. It is unbearably sad and in bad taste for anyone to call the media under such circumstances, but it is also extremely common. ABC produced this interview as if it were a real crime special, which shows exactly where their intentions were. Baldwin and many others are now scrambling to save face, as a young boy is left without his mother and the victim has become a ping-pong ball for PR teams to beat.

The stench of cynicism and utter lack of empathy that emanates from this interview is overwhelming. Halyna Hutchins deserves better.

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Kayleigh is a writer and feature editor for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to his podcast, The Hollywood Read.

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