Hilaria Baldwin says it’s an emotional time for her family as husband Alec Baldwin faces criminal charges over Halyna Hutchins’ death on the set of Rust. In the latest episode of his podcast Witches AnonymousHilaria started by acknowledging the stress in her family and thanking fans for their support.
“It was an emotional time for my family and I therefore want to express to you how grateful I am for your support, kindness and reason,” the yoga instructor shared. “Honestly, without it, we would collapse. So thank you so much for being our rock right now because I don’t feel so strong.”
Prosecutors have announced that Baldwin will be charged on two counts of manslaughter in Hutchins’ death. He was holding the gun which he fired, hitting and killing the cinematographer during rehearsals. Hilaria, who gave birth to the couple’s seventh child together in September, said their family is feeling the stress of the impending trial.
“Kids are sponges and certain conversations aren’t always age appropriate. We can’t deny that they don’t feel the energy and pick up on certain things in the family and at home,” she continued. Their children are between nine and four months old. Hilaria spoke to psychologist Hillary Goldsher to discuss parenting in troubled times. “Parents of little people can be stressful regardless of the added stress.”
Sunday’s episode marks Hilaria’s first comments on the matter since it was revealed Baldwin could face jail time over the incident. He previously pleaded with the paparazzi to stop following her and her family after prosecutors announced they would formally file charges.
“On a human level, you guys know I’m not going to tell you anything. You know that,” she told photographers. “So please leave my family alone and let everything work out. OK? So let my kids go home and you stay away from them. Because they ask me, ‘Mom… what are these girls doing? people?’ And that’s a very hard thing to explain as a mom. So please go home, because I won’t say anything and Alec won’t say anything.”
Baldwin intends to fight the charges.
“This decision distorts the tragic death of Halyna Hutchins and represents a terrible mistrial. Mr. Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun – or anywhere on the film set,” the actor’s attorney Quinn Emanuel’s Luke Nikas told Yahoo Entertainment earlier this month. “He relied on the professionals he worked with, who assured him the gun had no live bullets. We will fight these allegations and we will win.”
Baldwin was charged along with Rust gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, in charge of on-set weapons. Deputy Warden David Halls has agreed to plead guilty to negligent use of a deadly weapon and will avoid jail time. Baldwin faces zero to five years behind bars.