A spokesperson for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CNN the actor provided his phone to law enforcement officials in Suffolk County, New York, who have been assisting New Mexico authorities with obtaining the device.
“They will gather information off the phone and provide the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office with the evidence gathered,” said Santa Fe County Sheriff spokesperson Juan Rios.
“The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office does not yet have physical possession of the data to be retrieved off the Baldwin phone,” Rios added, but noted “this is in process.”
Late last year, Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos the scene was going to show Baldwin cocking the gun and he and Hutchins were going over how she wanted to position his hand before the gun went off, saying then, “I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger.”
Aaron Dyer, Baldwin’s civil attorney, confirmed in a statement to CNN his client voluntarily turned over his cell phone to authorities Friday morning.
“But this matter isn’t about his phone, and there are no answers on his phone. Alec did nothing wrong. It is clear that he was told it was a cold gun, and was following instructions when this tragic accident occurred,” Dyer said in the statement.
“The real question that needs to be answered is how live rounds got on the set in the first place,” the statement added.
What officials are looking to obtain
Officials are looking to obtain messages, call logs, digital photos and videos, as well as any private messages sent on social media platforms in relation to the production of “Rust,” the warrant said. It also looks to obtain any deleted videos, photos and messages on the phone having to do with the movie.
The actor added any suggestion he was not complying with the search warrant was “a lie.” In the video, he went on to add he is “working toward, insisting on, demanding” the truth about what happened.
Armorer sues movie’s gun and ammunition supplier
Jason Bowles, Gutierrez Reed’s lawyer, said at the time there was a box of dummy rounds labeled ‘dummy’ and the armorer took from that box and loaded the handgun “only to later find out — and she had no idea — she inspected the rounds, that there was a live round.”
“Now we don’t know, however, whether that live round came from that box. We’re assuming it did,” Bowles said.
In the complaint filed this month, Gutierrez Reed accuses PDQ Arm and Prop, LLC and its founder Seth Kenney of violation of trade practices, false and deceptive product labels, and false and material misrepresentations after, Gutierrez Reed alleges, Kenney sold her a cache of dummy ammunition with live rounds mixed in.
The complaint also includes allegations of wrongdoing by several others involved in the production.
CNN’s Jenn Selva, Chloe Melas and Julia Jones contributed to this report.
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