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Alec Baldwin shared a post dismissing claims that 'Rust' crew were overworked and exhausted as 'bullshit'

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Alec Baldwin in New York in October 2021. Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images for National Geographic
  • Alec Baldwin shared a "Rust" movie crew member's post that defended the movie set's safety.

  • The costume designer said claims crew were overworked and in unsafe conditions are "bullshit."

  • Baldwin appeared to endorse it, sharing the post on Instagram with the words "Read this."

Alec Baldwin shared an Instagram post that defended the safety of the "Rust" movie set, where he fatally shot a cinematographer with a gun that turned out to be loaded.

Baldwin shared a post by Terese Magpale Davis, whom Deadline identified as the movie's costume designer. In it, she called claims that the set was unsafe "bullshit."

She wrote: "I am so sick of this narrative.

"I worked on this movie. The story being spun of us being overworked and surrounded by unsafe, chaotic conditions is bullshit."

Baldwin, who was a producer on the movie as well as its lead actor, added the caption: "Read this."

Baldwin fired a prop gun during a rehearsal on October 21 that was loaded, authorities said. Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was killed, and director Joel Souza was injured.

Baldwin said after the shooting: "We were a very, very well-oiled crew shooting a film together and then this horrible event happened."

Baldwin previously tweeted two articles that said the movie's assistant director had told him the gun was safe before giving it to him.

Multiple claims have been made about the safety of the movie set.

Attorneys for Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the film's armorer, said she was overworked and wanted more time for training and preparation, but was overruled by producers.

Their statement said "The whole production set became unsafe due to various factors, including lack of safety meetings."

The Los Angeles Times reported that camera crew members were told they could not have hotels and would instead need to travel from home to the set. The report said the crew considered that unsafe given how long and difficult their work days were.

The post shared by Baldwin addressed the hotel situation, claiming that crew members were offered hotels but thought they were not "fancy" enough. It also said that days were shorter than reported elsewhere.

The LA Times reported that a member of the movie's production staff ordered t-shirts mocking crew requests for hotel rooms.

One of the movie's actors told TMZ after the shooting that he had been unsure about the set's gun safety, but stayed quiet as he didn't want to "cause trouble."

The Wrap and TMZ also reported that sources said crew members used guns intended for the movie as target practice on set the morning that Hutchins was killed.

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