Hilaria’s social media hiatus comes four months after Alec accidentally discharged a prop gun on the set in New Mexico Rustkilling a 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and hurtful director Joel Souza on October 22, 2021.
In the aftermath of the tragedy, the 30 Rock alum said in a statement that they are “fully cooperating”, adding “There are no words to express my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that claimed the life of Halyna Hutchins, wife, mother and a deeply admired colleague of ours.” Meanwhile, Hilaria took to Instagram and shared in a post, “My heart is with Halyna. Her husband. His son. Their family and loved ones. And my Alec. We say, “There are no words” because it is impossible to express the shock and grief of such a tragic accident. Heartbreak. Loss. Support.”
In a December interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, Alec said the gun went off during what he called a “heavy rehearsal” on set. He also claimed that he “did not pull the trigger”, but that the shot went off when he “let go” of his dog.
The actor is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit from Halyna’s husband Matthew Hutchinswho filed a complaint on her behalf and on behalf of their 9-year-old son Andros. In the complaint, the family claims that Alec and the other defendants named in the lawsuit “failed to perform industry-standard security checks and follow basic gun safety rules while using real guns to produce the film”. Rustwith fatal consequences.
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