Alec Baldwin is facing involuntary manslaughter charges in the death of a crew member on the set of his upcoming movie, ‘Rust’, his attorney has confirmed. The announcement has sparked a debate on the charges, with some suggesting the actor is being targeted for political reasons.
Joy Behar, host of the talk show The View, suggested that the charges were politically motivated. “It’s pretty clear that Alec Baldwin is a target for Republicans,” she said.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) has come out in defense of Baldwin, saying the charges “are a stretch”. They have urged the public to wait for the investigation to be completed before forming an opinion.
The opinion pieces have been divided, with some suggesting that the charges are a surprise move while others have argued that they are an overreach. Bloomberg’s opinion piece, titled ‘Alec Baldwin Manslaughter Charge Is a Stretch’, argued that the actor is not responsible for the death of the crew member.
Despite the controversy, Baldwin’s attorney has confirmed that ‘Rust’ will still be completed and will star the actor. It is unclear when the movie will be released.