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Actor Alec Baldwin pleaded not guilty to the involuntary manslaughter charges he faces following a fatal shooting on the set of his film “Rust.”
According to court documents filed on Thursday, Baldwin also waived a virtual first court appearance scheduled for Friday in New Mexico’s First Judicial District Court.
Judge Mary Marlowe Sommer approved the waiver and allowed Baldwin to be released on his own recognizance as long as he complies with certain conditions, including:
Given the typically lavish lifestyles of Hollywood elites like Baldwin, that first and third bullet point really do seem to indicate that the party is over for the actor.
The judge also allowed the 64-year-old actor to have contact with other witnesses as long as their conversations are related to completing the film and other movie-related business.
The defendant is barred from discussing the shooting or the substance of his or the witnesses’ potential testimony in the case.
Baldwin is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection to the fatal shooting of 42-year-old cinematographer Halyna Hutchins at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Sante Fe, New Mexico, while filming the movie “Rust” in October 2021.
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