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Crew on Baldwin Movie Begin Playing Blame Game Over Live Ammunition on Set

It appears as though it’s everyone for themselves during the fallout from the shooting.

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The mystery surrounding the shooting death of Halyna Hutchins continues this week, as crew members on the Alec Baldwin-led movie set begin to bicker over just what went wrong, and who bear responsibility for it.

Baldwin pulled the trigger; this is undisputed.  The round that killed Hutchins was a live round, and the weapon was not examined by the assistant direction who declared it a “cold gun” when it was handed to Baldwin to rehearse a specific maneuver for a specific shot.

But why there was even live ammunition anywhere near the set remains a mystery, and the movie’s armorer is adamant that she had nothing to do with that.

Hannah Gutierrez Reed spoke out to deny certain rumors about the on-set shooting involving Alec Baldwin that left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins dead.

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Gutierrez Reed, the armorer on the set of “Rust” who was responsible for the safety and handling of firearms on the set, is a main focus of the investigation into the death of Hutchins, according to Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza. She was one of the very few people who handled the gun prior to Baldwin discharging it on set last Thursday.

However, in a statement made through her attorneys that was provided to Fox News, New Mexico-based lawyers Jason Bowles and Robert Gorence, Gutierrez Reed blamed rushed conditions on the low-budget set for the tragic mishap. She also disputed rumors that the crew used live ammunition for target practice and denied responsibility for two discharges that happened previously, according to the statement.

There was no mistaking the message here.

“Safety is Hannah’s number one priority on set,” her attorneys said in the statement. “Ultimately this set would never have been compromised if live ammo were not introduced. Hannah has no idea where the live rounds came from.”

Authorities have declined to rule out criminal charges in the matter, with their investigation continuing still, over a week after the shooting.

 

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SEE IT: Man Arrested After Holiday-Themed Arson at Fox News

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. 

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To say that Americans are politically agitated would be the understatement of the last 140 years, and the evidence continues to pile up in the latter stages of 2021.

We’re at each other’s throats, to be blunt about it.  Not since the Civil War has the nation so viciously despised itself, and the violence inherent to these sorts of conflicts has just begun.

This week’s flagship fracas comes to us from Fox News, where the network’s beaming bastion of the holiday season was torched overnight.

The massive All-American Christmas Tree outside Fox News’ New York City headquarters was seriously damaged in a fire early Wednesday and police say they arrested the man accused of sparking the flames.

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Fox News security spotted the suspect, later identified as Craig Tamanaha, climbing the 50-foot-tall tree at the center of Fox Square just after midnight. The Sixth Avenue and 48th Street location is in the heart of Midtown.

NYPD officers arrived at the scene and saw the suspect running from the location. They took him into custody before filing charges that included criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and arson. City firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze.

Images from the incident were soon blasted all over social media.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.

 

To say that Americans are politically agitated would be the understatement of the last 140 years, and the evidence continues to pile up in the latter stages of 2021. We’re at each other’s throats, to be blunt about it.  Not since the Civil War has the nation so viciously despised itself, and the violence inherent to these sorts of conflicts has just begun. This week’s flagship fracas comes to us from Fox News, where the network’s beaming bastion of the holiday season was torched overnight. The massive All-American Christmas Tree outside Fox News’ New York City headquarters was seriously damaged in a fire early Wednesday and police say they arrested the man accused of sparking the flames. Fox News security spotted the suspect, later identified as Craig Tamanaha, climbing the 50-foot-tall tree at the center of Fox Square just after midnight. The Sixth Avenue and 48th Street location is in the heart of Midtown. NYPD officers arrived at the scene and saw the suspect running from the location. They took him into custody before filing charges that included criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and arson. City firefighters managed to extinguish the blaze. Images from the incident were soon blasted all over social media. https://twitter.com/Leo_Puglisi6/status/1468458890052333568?s=20 Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident.  

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Chris Cuomo Preparing Massive Lawsuit Aimed at Former Employer

But CNN INSTANTLY put the kibosh on it!

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Things over at CNN have been rough in recent days, and they certainly aren’t smoothing out anytime soon.

The infotainment network is facing an onslaught of trouble of late, thanks largely to the actions of Chris Cuomo – formerly the top draw at the station – thanks to his inappropriate actions in regard to his brother’s sexual assault scandal during his time as the Governor of New York.

Cuomo has since been fired, and a war of words has erupted between he and his former employer.  Just yesterday it was reported that CNN was rebuking Cuomo’s claims that they were aware of the poor behavior of their primetime star.

Today, Cuomo is setting himself up to sue CNN.

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Fired CNN host Chris Cuomo is set to sue the network if it balks at paying him at least $18 million to cover what’s left on his contract, sources told The Post on Monday.

Cuomo, 51, has hired lawyers and is preparing to file the lawsuit over the remainder of the four-year contract he signed last year — after a bitter back-and-forth about what the network knew of his secret efforts to aid his embattled brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said sources familiar with the matter.

His contract was reportedly worth $6 million annually, leaving between $18 million and $20 million that he would be owed, sources said, adding that Chris Cuomo would also likely seek damages.

The network was not entertained by the idea.

But CNN has “no intention of paying [Chris] Cuomo a penny,” an insider said.

“If he gets a settlement, there would be uproar,” the source added.

Cuomo has also left his SiriusXM radio program this week, leaving the longtime anchor with no audience to complain to.

Things over at CNN have been rough in recent days, and they certainly aren’t smoothing out anytime soon. The infotainment network is facing an onslaught of trouble of late, thanks largely to the actions of Chris Cuomo – formerly the top draw at the station – thanks to his inappropriate actions in regard to his brother’s sexual assault scandal during his time as the Governor of New York. Cuomo has since been fired, and a war of words has erupted between he and his former employer.  Just yesterday it was reported that CNN was rebuking Cuomo’s claims that they were aware of the poor behavior of their primetime star. Today, Cuomo is setting himself up to sue CNN. Fired CNN host Chris Cuomo is set to sue the network if it balks at paying him at least $18 million to cover what’s left on his contract, sources told The Post on Monday. Cuomo, 51, has hired lawyers and is preparing to file the lawsuit over the remainder of the four-year contract he signed last year — after a bitter back-and-forth about what the network knew of his secret efforts to aid his embattled brother, then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo, said sources familiar with the matter. His contract was reportedly worth $6 million annually, leaving between $18 million and $20 million that he would be owed, sources said, adding that Chris Cuomo would also likely seek damages. The network was not entertained by the idea. But CNN has “no intention of paying [Chris] Cuomo a penny,” an insider said. “If he gets a settlement, there would be uproar,” the source added. Cuomo has also left his SiriusXM radio program this week, leaving the longtime anchor with no audience to complain to.

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