Convicted 'Rust' Armorer Expresses Contempt For Alec Baldwin

 June 6, 2024

As revealed in recent court documents, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, the armorer from the film Rust, wishes for actor Alec Baldwin to be imprisoned.

Gutierrez-Reed's comments come amid her own legal battles following the fatal shooting incident on the Rust set.

Breitbart News reported that the documents were filed by special prosecutors in Alec Baldwin’s upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial and highlighted Gutierrez-Reed's dissatisfaction with the handling of the case.

Gutierrez-Reed's Frustration with Legal Proceedings

The court documents reveal that Gutierrez-Reed expressed deep contempt for Baldwin during phone calls, feeling that the blame for Halyna Hutchins' death was unfairly placed on her. The documents summarized these calls, outlining the prosecutors' objections to her request for a conditional discharge.

In one conversation, Gutierrez-Reed stated her desire to see Baldwin "in jail." Prosecutors used these calls to argue that she has not taken responsibility for her actions, citing her use of derogatory language towards the prosecution and the jury.

Jason Bowles, her attorney, defended her comments, suggesting they were made during a period of great distress and were selectively presented to paint her in a negative light.

Legal Strategy and Controversial Comments

Gutierrez-Reed's legal team is challenging the fairness of the prosecution, arguing that her comments were cherry-picked. Despite her conviction, she has invoked her Fifth Amendment right to avoid self-incrimination as she plans to appeal.

Prosecutors are seeking to compel her testimony under "use immunity," which would protect her from having her testimony used against her in future proceedings. The contentious nature of the case is underscored by her refusal to appear if subpoenaed for Baldwin's trial.

On October 21, 2021, while filming Rust, Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin has maintained that he did not pull the trigger, claiming the revolver discharged when he pulled back the hammer.

Baldwin's Defense and FBI Findings

The FBI later concluded that the trigger had to be pulled for the gun to fire, contradicting Baldwin’s account. This finding adds complexity to the ongoing legal battles, with Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed facing scrutiny for their roles in the incident.

Gutierrez-Reed's comments about Baldwin have intensified the drama surrounding the case. Her attorney's claims of unfair prosecution tactics highlight the tension between the defense and prosecution.

The case continues to unfold, with significant implications for Baldwin and Gutierrez-Reed. Their legal battles reflect broader questions about responsibility and justice in tragic on-set accidents.


Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, convicted for her role in the Rust shooting, has expressed a strong desire for Alec Baldwin to face jail time. Court documents reveal her critical comments about the prosecution and the legal process. Her legal team argues that these comments were taken out of context during a distressing period. The case centers on the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins, with Baldwin maintaining he did not pull the trigger despite FBI findings. As the legal proceedings continue, the outcomes for both Gutierrez-Reed and Baldwin remain uncertain.

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