The warrant searches for any information on the phone that is related to the Rust production and any person working on production. No information “extraneous” to the objective of the investigation will be collected, according to the mandate.
The warrant also included details of the police investigation, including an October 21 interview with Baldwin. “Alec advised in the scene to slowly take the gun out of the holster, then turn it very dramatically and cock the hammer, which is when the gun explodes,” the document states.
He continues, “He said it had to be a ‘cold gun’, so no instant charge or anything should go off. Alec said all shots in the gun had to be cosmetic or ‘dummy.’ ‘Alec warned when the gun is exploded, remember that Halyna (Hutchins) got off the adult and Joel (Souza) started screaming. “
In a recent interview with ABC News, Baldwin claimed that “the trigger was not pressed” on the gun. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t tell who it is, but I know it’s not me,” he said.
Baldwin said he “had no idea” how a live round would come on set. “Someone put a live bullet in a gun,” he said. “A bullet that didn’t even have to be on the property.”