Galina Hutchins is dead, her husband and 9-year-old son are mourning, and other members of the Rust production are injured when Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cameraman while rehearsing a stage for his western.
But one thing that seems to matter to Alec and Hilaria Baldwin, and their staunch celebrity friends, is that the controversial couple has created a very public love story of their commitment to each other amid the tragedy of a woman’s death.
On social media, Alec and Hilaria Baldwin posted hot love notes to each other in which they declare that they remain united in their loyalty, even despite the “agony” of their situation, which, in their opinion, is largely fueled by critics and “gossips”. who do not consider them caring, sincere, but “dirty” people.
The memo, released Thursday night and Friday, follows Baldwin’s hour-long interview with ABC News, during which he was both tearful and cocky as he vehemently denied any responsibility or “guilt” for Hutchins’ October 21 death.
In a post on social media, the 63-year-old 30 Rock star posted a photo of him hugging one of his six young children. In a signature titled @hilariabaldwin, but clearly intended for a multi-million dollar audience, Baldwin addressed his wife, who has lived for nearly 10 years.
“Whatever happens to me. No matter what I suffer. If I win or lose, whatever. Something. No one can take away the joy and love you gave me, @hilariabaldwin, “Baldwin wrote.
The Emmy winner also became desperate as the world was “choking on the smoke of hate.” Given Baldwin’s history of controversy and his current adversity, this “hatred” could have come from any number of critics: two crew members suing him for negligence; Donald Trump and other conservatives who hate his liberal policies; Media coverage of his outbursts, street fights with reporters, and Hilaria Baldwin’s decade-long attempts to pretend to be half Spanish; or even George Clooney and other Hollywood stars who doubted Baldwin acted safely with the gun that killed Hutchins.
In the photo accompanying Hilaria Baldwin’s long post, she and her husband kiss and hug each other, possibly at their 2012 wedding. The influencer, yoga teacher and ex-mom of the podcaster used the note to describe the “terrible loss” of the Hutchins family, as well as the “torture” suffered by her husband and their family.
“I am here, I love you, and I will take care of you.” “Those were the only words that came to my mind when we learned that Galina was dead,” wrote Hilaria Baldwin dramatically. “This moment is engraved in my memory, the photographers around you are talking to me on the phone, documenting your agony. I could not be next to you to hug you, our telephone connection, visualization for the whole world. “
Hilaria Baldwin also praised her husband for giving interviews, in which lawyers and public relations experts usually advise someone to stay in the shadows in the midst of an active criminal investigation.
“You know yourself and wanted to speak up,” said Hilaria Baldwin. “I’m proud of you. We get scared and crumbled when some people talk about us, about us, gossip, conspiracies, ALL FUCKING OPINIONS.
Hilaria Baldwin then explained to her husband why they were the target of gossip and “conspiracy”, probably referring to people who regularly criticize her on Reddit and other social networks. She told Baldwin, “We have big hearts and we love deeply. … We are messy, unfiltered, and our hearts are bared in our sleeves. “
“My Alec, I am here to heal any pain of yours as much as I can,” Hilaria Baldwin concluded her note. “I’m not going anywhere. Alec and Hilaria are ahead, chaotic, strong emotions, but a lot, a lot of love – until the very end. “
The couple’s love notes came after legal experts said Baldwin’s interview with George Stephanopoulos was a “mistake” and could potentially be used against him, especially since he is also the film’s producer, Yahoo Entertainment reported.
Among other things, Baldwin told Stephanopoulos that he did not pull the trigger on the screw pistol he was holding when he fired a live round, striking and killing Hutchins.
Authorities said Baldwin was told it was safe to handle the weapon, but they are investigating how a live round ended up in the weapon and on set when only empty cartridges were supposed to be used.
“Alec Baldwin is clearly devastated by the tragic accidental killing of Miss Hutchins,” said Rachel Fiset, managing partner of Los Angeles-based Zweiback, Fiset & Coleman, according to Yahoo. Fiset said that Baldwin was empathetic at times during interviews, but it was also clear that he was trying to control the narrative so that there was no fault of his own.
“Any statements made on television during an investigation could lead to unintended confessions that could be used against him later in court, or could create a prosecutor’s bias against him,” Fiset said, according to Yahoo. “If the allegations of fact prove to be refuted, it will undermine his authority in law enforcement or in court.
“His confession that someone is at fault, but not himself, could also potentially be used against him later in a civil or criminal case if it is established that he had some responsibility for the safety of filming as a film producer,” – said Fiset. added.
Former assistant US Attorney Neamah Rahmani, president and co-founder of Los Angeles-based West Coast Trial Lawyers, also called the interview “a mistake,” saying it was “a calculated PR move that could backfire.”
“Baldwin says he didn’t pull the trigger, but that doesn’t absolve him of civil and potential criminal liability,” Rahmani explained. “Baldwin’s finger shouldn’t have been near the trigger or the trigger, even if we believe the pistol had misfired. Baldwin also should not point a firearm at another person, even if (Hutchins) told him so, and he was sure that it was not loaded or there were bullets in it. “
Rahmani also said that Baldwin’s statements “can and will be used against him in civil lawsuits and in any potential criminal prosecution.”
Celebrity friends of the couple, including Marilou Henner, Frances Fischer, Debi Mazar and Dina Lohan, filled their Instagram feeds with heartfelt emoticons and calls for love, support, prayers and calls to “stay strong”.
But many non-celebrities on Twitter echoed attorneys’ opinion that the interview was at least a “calculated” PR attempt to elicit sympathy.
Baldwin has been criticized by at least one leading Hollywood producer on Instagram for his “choreographic show.” Kurt Sutter, creator of Sons of Anarchy, said he refrained from publicly commenting on gun safety in films and television programs, as well as filming Rust, prior to Baldwin’s interview.
“But after watching just 10 minutes of this ‘heavy’ choreographic show with Stephanopoulos, it becomes clear that Mr. Baldwin is more concerned with his own reputation and legal issues than his safety and victims,” Sutter wrote, using foul language to Baldwin, “You are not a victim. “.