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The husband of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins strongly blames his wife’s death on Alec Baldwin and the film’s production company for failing to practice industry safety standards. Matt Hutchins, who filed a lawsuit against Baldwin and others involved with the tragic death of his wife, stands by his allegations of reckless behavior on the set, and cost-cutting as key factors that caused his wife’s untimely death.

In an interview with TODAY co-anchor Hoda Kotb Thursday, Hutchins said gun safety was not the only problem on the set of “Rust.” He cited that multiple parties were responsible for not practicing and implementing a good number of industry safety standards while filming. “The idea that the person holding the gun and causing it to discharge is not responsible is absurd to me,” Hutchins told Kotb.

The grieving cinematographer’s husband continued on to say that watching the 63-year-old actor speak about his wife’s death in detail for the public, and yet not accept responsibility despite describing how he managed to fatally shoot her made him feel so angry. Hutchins pointed out how Baldwin’s previous tell-all TV interview made the actor sound like he was the victim and blaming his wife for the incident.

During the said ABC interview, Baldwin said the cinematographer asked him to point the prop gun off-camera towards her arm just before it discharged, telling authorities as well that he never pulled the trigger of the supposed cold prop gun.

Since Hutchins filed the wrongful death lawsuit on Feb. 15, Baldwin has denied all accusations pertaining to how the film’s on-set production violated safety standards. Being a co-producer of "Rust" Movie Productions LLC, Hutchins, who is a Harvard-educated lawyer, strongly felt that most of the blame is on the actor. Baldwin had met with Halyna’s husband Matt and their son in New Mexico sometime last December, after which the actor stood his ground during his interview saying he felt no guilt as he did not pull the trigger.

At this time, the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office said it is still in the works of investigations and has not made any arrests nor have they charged any particular person connected with the on-set shooting.

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Halyna Hutchins attends the SAGindie Sundance Filmmakers Reception at Cafe Terigo on January 28, 2019 in Park City, Utah. Photo by Fred Hayes/Getty Images for SAGindie

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