Alec Baldwin has firmly dismissed allegations that he would not cooperate with the police investigation after the fatal shooting incident on the Rust film set. He calls it “a lie” that he doesn’t want his phone examined.

“Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests, orders, demands or search warrants regarding my phone is nonsense. That is bullshit,  that’s a lie,” the actor said in a video on Instagram .



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In mid-December, the Santa Fe Police Department in New Mexico, where the shooting happened, received a search warrant to seize Baldwin’s iPhone.

That that has not happened yet is because the actor himself lives in New York state and the authorities of New Mexico have to deal with all kinds of rules and laws of that state.

Weapons Emails

According to Baldwin, that takes time. “They can’t just go through your phone and go through all your pictures, your love letters to your wife or whatever. It’s a process that takes time,” he says. “But of course I will cooperate one thousand percent.”

In late October, Baldwin accidentally shot camerawoman Halyna Hutchins with a weapon that served as a prop. The actor did not know that the weapon was loaded and said he had no idea how a real bullet could have ended up in the weapon.

Baldwin’s phone is said to contain e-mails between Baldwin and the gun master of the film, of which Baldwin is also the producer in addition to the protagonist.