Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after his tearful interview about the accidental killing of Halyna Hutchins on set of movie Rust

Alec Baldwin has deleted his main Twitter account days after his first sit-down interview since the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

 

Baldwin, 63, had two verified Twitter accounts, one of which he was particularly active on. It is that account, @AlecBaldwin, which has been shut down and deleted from the social media platform.

 

Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after his tearful interview about the accidental killing of Halyna Hutchins on set of movie Rust

 

In November, the account switched its settings to ‘private’, meaning that only users allowed to follow the account were able to see any new tweets or postings, but that account is no longer on Twitter. 

 

Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after his tearful interview about the accidental killing of Halyna Hutchins on set of movie Rust

 

A second account, @AlecBaldwln____, still appears to be active. 

 

The decision to delete his account comes after his recent sit-down TV interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in which Baldwin gave his version of what happened on New Mexico movie set of Rust.      

 

The interview saw Baldwin denied pulling the trigger that caused the gun to fire. He instead explained how he was rehearsing the scene with Hutchins which required him to pull the hammer back on the weapon. It was at that point, the gun went off.  

 

Alec Baldwin deletes Twitter account after his tearful interview about the accidental killing of Halyna Hutchins on set of movie Rust

 

In the interview, which aired on Thursday night, Baldwin said that he was devastated by the shooting, and frequently broke down in tears. But he insisted he bore no responsibility for Hutchins’s death, because he did not bring live ammunition on to set, and so he does not feel any guilt.