Just days after sitting down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in a self-serving interview aimed at exonerating himself in a fatal shooting on the set of his film “Rust,” actor Alec Baldwin apparently decided that he had enough publicity and deleted his Twitter account according to the Hollywood gossip site Deadline.
“Overnight, the A-lister’s verified @AlecBaldwin account has been taken off Twitter and is listed as ‘this account doesn’t exist,’” reported Deadline. “His other @AlecBaldwin___ account remains active although hasn’t been used for more than a year, as does his and wife Hilaria Baldwin’s Instagram.”
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The interview with Stephanopoulos was widely panned because even though one person was killed and another wounded by a bullet that was fired from the revolver, Baldwin claimed he didn’t pull the trigger and fire the gun, according to press accounts.
“I would never point a gun at anyone and pull a trigger at them,” Baldwin said.
Baldwin also told Stephanopoulos that it’s unlikely he would be charged criminally in the case. But the local prosecutor, Mary Carmack-Altwies, said that she didn’t know what would happen, as the investigation was incomplete.
“Once the investigation is complete certain individuals may be criminally culpable for his/her actions and/or inactions on the set of ‘Rust’,” Carmack-Altwies said according to Reuters.
“Someone put a live bullet in a gun, a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property,” Baldwin said. “Someone is responsible for what happened, and I can’t say who that is, but I know it’s not me.”
Deadline reported that this is not the first time Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account.
“Baldwin has deleted @AlecBaldwin multiple times, including during the controversy over wife Hilaria Baldwin’s Spanish heritage. His reps did not immediately respond to Deadline’s request for comment,” said Deadline.
Hilaria, who was was born in Boston with the name of Hillary, is of “English, Irish, French Canadian, German, and Slovak” ancestry according to Vanity Fair, even as she has, at times, tried to portray herself as a Spaniard.
Twitter users lashed out at the claims of Spanish heritage, likely prompting the deletion of the Twitter account previously.