After Alec Baldwin, 63, shot photographer Halina Hutchins (42) on October 21 on the set of his Western film “Rust” with an accidentally loaded membrane pistol, his cell phone is now in the hands of authorities. Initially rumors spread that the actor refused to cooperate with the police.
This Hollywood star was sent to the nearest police station on Long Island. “Colleagues will extract the data for us and send it to us with the mobile phone,” said Juan Rios, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Police Department.
Important information can be on the phone
Juan Rios also noted that Baldwin was able to successfully ascertain through his attorney in court that certain mobile phone contents are taboo for investigators—and thus also to the public: “There is information on the cell phone that we cannot access that remains private because it is not relevant to the investigation. This includes letters between Mr. Baldwin and his attorney as well as photographs and communications with his wife.”
For this reason, the star also delayed the delivery for weeks: “All the allegations that I will not comply with the court’s request are a lie and nonsense. I will hand the phone over as soon as I make sure my private conversations and photos are protected.” It remains unclear if the police have found useful information on the Hollywood star’s cell phone. (C/Cog)
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