Actor Alec Baldwin is making headlines after involuntary manslaughter charges were brought against him in connection with an on-set shooting during the filming of his movie, Rust. A special prosecutor has said that Baldwin should have checked the gun before the shooting, which resulted in the death of a crew member.
Baldwin’s co-star, Mickey Rourke, has declared “no way in hell” that Baldwin should be charged in the fatal shooting. Bloomberg reports that the charge against Baldwin is a stretch, and CNN’s opinion piece suggests that the charge is a surprising move.
Despite the charges, Baldwin is continuing to film Rust. Many of his fans and colleagues are standing by him and expressing their support.
The case is ongoing, and it remains to be seen how the legal proceedings will play out for Baldwin.