Film director Alec Baldwin threatened a man on Twitter on Tuesday when the man taunted him over the shooting of his cinematographer on set of the movie Rust.
Baldwin was posting on Twitter about the January 6 hearings and said, “Trump tried to choke a Secret Service agent. I mean…what more do you need?”
The man who was listed on Twitter as Mike Williams then responded, “Better than shooting you cinematographer.”
That’s when things turned nasty. Baldwin threatened in a tweet he later deleted, “When I am eventually not charged with any crime, I’ll come find you so you can apologize. I’ll find you Mike.”
“For the memories”
Williams posted a screenshot of the tweet thread “for the memories” after it was deleted.
Just posting this for the memories. pic.twitter.com/AkdW5FXhD5
— Mike Williams (@mwreyes) June 30, 2022
Before the tweets were deleted, Williams replied to Baldwin, “This is the best day ever. Come and get me. I’m waiting Alex.”
Former NRA spokesperson and radio host Dana Loesch commented on the thread by saying that Baldwin was a “psychopath.”
Another Twitter user said, “Don’t get on @AlecBaldwin’s bad side or he might hire you to work on one of his sets.”
“Accident of negligence”
Baldwin has maintained that the shooting of cinematographer Halnya Hutchins was an accident that occurred when live rounds were mixed with blanks on the set.
Neither he nor anyone else involved with the prop gun has been charged with any crime despite months of investigation. Charges could still be filed at any time, however.
“I have always maintained that this is an accident of negligence,” he said, while allowing that something intentional could have happened, but not on his part.