More bad news for Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin, out of jail for some reason despite shooting two people on the set of Rust, has just received more bad news: now his show is being cancelled

As a reminder, Baldwin shot the cameraman on the set of Rust, for some reason pointing the gun that way and pulling the trigger when the The New York Post reportsSaying:

According to a new lawsuit filed Wednesday, Alec Baldwin “deliberately” fired a gun at cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the “Rust” film set, in violation of established protocol during the fatal shooting.

[…]In the lawsuit, Mitchell alleged, “Alec Baldwin intentionally, without good reason or excuse, cocked and fired and loaded the gun, even though the upcoming scene to be filmed did not require the cocking and firing of a firearm.”

She also said that any safety protocol intended to ensure safety with a firearm on set was ignored, such as: B. the presence of live ammunition on set, and that “actions taken that day” “violated all industry norms”.

In addition, the family of Hayla Hutchins, the camerawoman he shot, is suing Baldwin, claiming his behavior was reckless and violated numerous industry standards, according to CNN reported.

Well, in addition to the lawsuits and all the other hassles that came with filming, Baldwin is also dealing with the cancellation of his TV show Match Game.

According to an article in Variety, “Match Game,” a show Baldwin is hosting, is unlikely to return to ABC this summer as the network decides on other summer game shows for its programming.

However, the decision to shorten Match Game was reportedly unrelated to the shooting of Rust, as Variety reports:

The fate of Match Game had been the subject of speculation after Baldwin accidentally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of independent production Rust last fall.

But ABC’s decision to cancel Match Game has nothing to do with that incident; Match Game hasn’t been in production since 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic – and 2021 aired just two new episodes left over from the previous year.

Even if it was cut because of Rust’s filming, Baldwin’s decision could be a good one: From a public relations standpoint, it would probably be best to stay out of the public eye until he’s confirmed.

Keeping him off a game show would probably be what his PR team wants as it means he can go into hiding and people won’t remember the incident whereas if he appears in an even independent role on TV, the shooting is likely to happen, or at least people will think about it.

Still, the cancellation must be another sting for Baldwin in what has already been a rough few months.

Baldwin’s attorney has denied that Baldwin did anything wrong in the Rust incident, saying:

We continue to work with authorities to determine how live ammunition got into the Rust set in the first place. Any claim that Alec was reckless is dead wrong. He, Halyna and the rest of the crew relied on the two professionals responsible for checking the weapon to testify that it was a “cold weapon” – meaning there was no possibility of a discharge, either dummy or on other way. This protocol has worked on thousands of films with millions of discharges, as there has never been an incident on set where a real bullet injured anyone.” More bad news for Alec Baldwin

Jake Nichol

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