Here's Who Defended Alec Baldwin's Controversial Claim About The Rust Shooting

A recent interview clip shows Alec Baldwin making a bold claim about the on-set shooting that happened in October, and the movie's assistant director is telling the same story.

On October 21, while working on "Rust" in New Mexico, a prop gun that Baldwin was using was accidentally fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza (via Entertainment Weekly).

In an interview that will be on ABC and Hulu tonight, Baldwin discusses the incident. George Stephanopoulos, who spoke with the actor in the previously recorded segment, shared that the interview was "intense" and that Baldwin "went through, in detail, what happened on set that day" (via Twitter).

A clip shows Baldwin saying, "The trigger wasn't pulled. I didn't pull the trigger — I would never point a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them, never." The movie's assistant director also says that the actor's "finger was never in the trigger guard."

Rust's assistant director says that Alec Baldwin 'did not pull that trigger'

Dave Halls, the assistant director of "Rust," is reportedly the person who "grabbed" the prop gun to hand to Alec Balwin, shouting out that it was a "cold gun," meaning it was safe to be handed (via The New York Post).

According to investigators, the gun was then fired by Baldwin. However, Lisa Torraco, Halls' attorney, said, "[Halls] has told me since the very first day I met him that Alec did not pull that trigger. The entire time, Baldwin had his finger outside the trigger guard, parallel to the barrel. [Halls] told me since day one that he thought it was a misfire. It was a pure accident — freak, awful accident [that] unfortunately killed somebody."

When it comes to the safety protocols, Halls said he "should have checked" but "couldn't recall" if they were all followed. And while he is "heartbroken," his attorney says she "will be shocked if criminal charges get filed against [him]" .