Alec Baldwin lastly surrenders cellphone to police in ‘Rust’ probe


Alec Baldwin turned his cellphone over to New Mexico police Friday — practically a month after they secured a warrant for the machine following a deadly taking pictures on the set of the film “Rust,” in response to a report.

The Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office mentioned it has the 63-year-old actor’s cellphone, which is believed to include details about the prop-gun taking pictures of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October, according to ABC News.

The handover comes sooner or later after the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office mentioned in a press launch, “to date, the cell phone has not been turned over to authorities.”

Police in New Mexico received a warrant for the cellphone on Dec. 16 and the case’s lead detective rapidly notified Baldwin’s lawyer, police mentioned.

But Baldwin failed to show it over for weeks, forcing Santa Fe authorities to crew up with the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office on Long Island final week to get it.

On Jan. 8, the actor posted an Instagram video claiming he merely needed his non-public communications protected.

“Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests or orders, or search warrants about my phone, that’s bulls—. That’s a lie,” Baldwin mentioned within the video.

Aerial photo of film set for "Rust."Halyna Hutchins was shot on the set of the “Rust” on Oct. 21, 2021.AP / Jae C. Hong

“It’s a process that takes time. They have to specify what exactly they want. They just can’t go through your phone and take, you know, your photos or your love letters to your wife or whatever,” Baldwin mentioned. “But, of course, we are 1,000 percent going to comply with all that. We’re, you know, perfectly fine with that.”

The “30 Rock” actor added that he and his lawyer lawyer have been following a course of when authorities request proof from a topic who lives out of state.

Baldwin shot Hutchins on the set of Western flick on Oct. 21, and later mentioned in an interview with George Stephanopoulos he didn’t pull the set off.

Investigators additionally need to seize texts, photographs, movies, emails and web browser histories from the star’s telephone, in response to the warrant.

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