Actor Alec Baldwin has deleted his Twitter account just days after his shocking tell-all interview, Alec Baldwin: Unscripted, with ABC journalist George Stephanopoulos about the tragic “Rust” shooting.
In his interview, which aired on December 2, the A-list celebrity alleged that he did not pull the trigger on the prop gun which killed the film’s cinematographer Halyna Hutching and injured director Joel Souza.
Overnight Baldwin’s verified Twitter account @AlecBalwin has been deleted and is filed as “ this account doesn’t exist.” Baldwin had used this account to post his initial statement on the tragedy.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred,” the actor had tweeted on October 22, the day after the shooting.
However, the actor’s other verified account @AlecBaldwin__ is still active, though it hasn’t been used since 19 October, two days prior to the accident.
Other Twitter accounts associated with Baldwin, such as his foundation @ABFalecbaldwin and his wife’s account @HilariaBaldwin, have also been deleted. Though, both their Instagram accounts are still active.
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The move just comes three days after his “raw” sit-down interview and two days prior to what will be Balwin’s first public appearance since the shooting incident.
According to People, Baldwin will be attending the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripper of Hope Award Gala where he will serve as master of ceremonies.
The event will take place on Thursday, December 9, a day before the ABC’s two-hour 20/20 special that takes an in-depth look into the events ahead of the Rust shooting and its investigations.
Baldwin has been already sued twice, by the film’s gaffer (chief lighting technician) and the script supervisor; though Baldwin revealed in his interview that he’d received advice that it was unlikely he’d be criminally charged.
The 20/20 episode will air on Friday at 9:01 p.m. EST on ABC and will be available on Hulu the next day.