"You ain't tell me you caught a body" — Famouss Richard confronts Alec Baldwin about Rust involuntary manslaughter case at a restaurant

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Beetlejuice fame Alec Baldwin made headlines in early 2024 when he was charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with an incident on the sets of the movie Rust. Recently, musical artist and influencer Famouss Richard spotted Baldwin at a restaurant and decided to confront him about the case on camera.

While Baldwin appeared somewhat surprised by Famouss Richard's sudden line of questioning, the musical artist was heard saying to the actor:

"You ain't tell me you caught a body man."

Famouss Richard then asked Baldwin about the status of his case and whether he had been acquitted, to which the actor replied with a "No." Shortly into the conversation, restaurant staff interrupted Richard and asked him to refrain from disturbing the guests.

Before leaving, Famouss Richard told Baldwin that he had been watching the actor's movies since childhood. He added:

"I'm sorry that what you went through and I hope God bless you, man, whatever you going through in life that you keep your head up."

"Complete lack of concern for the safety of those around him" — Prosecutors on Alec Baldwin's involuntary manslaughter case

On January 19, 2024, Alec Baldwin was charged with involuntary manslaughter following the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the sets of Rust in New Mexico. According to NBC News, the actor pleaded not guilty to the charges and has often mentioned in interviews that the gun malfunctioned.

According to Alec Baldwin's statement of the incident, he mentioned that Halyna Hutchins told him to aim the gun at her while practicing a cross-draw maneuver. During this action, the gun discharged a live round, which injured the film's director Joel Souza, and killed Halyna.

In a detailed report by Yahoo News dated May 9, 2024, Alec Baldwin's defense team mentioned in one of two filings that the state doesn't assert Baldwin was aware of any risk associated with the firearm being loaded with live ammunition, so "he is innocent as a matter of law."

On the contrary, the prosecutors argued that Baldwin and his legal team made "false" and "misleading" claims, including leaking material to the media and a failed plea deal. The prosecutors also mentioned that Baldwin displayed:

"Complete lack of concern for the safety of those around him."

Additionally, special prosecutor Andrea Reeb resigned two months after the trial and was replaced by other prosecutors. The new prosecutors announced that they would be temporarily dismissing the charges of manslaughter owing to new facts arising in the case. Post this development, Alec Baldwin flew to Montana and filmed the remaining half of Rust as a part of a settlement of the wrongful death claim by Halyna Hutchins' family.

Moreover, during a hearing at the Santa Fe court held on May 17, 2024, special prosecutor Kari T. Morrissey stated that the responsibility of the firearms is to reside with the actor once the weapon is in their hands.

In previous developments of the case, Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins' husband Matthew entered into a settlement agreement in 2022, the terms of which haven't been disclosed. Following this agreement, it was announced that Matthew Hutchins would be the executive producer of Rust.

Edited by Shubham Soni
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