Alec Baldwin Twitter Account Disappears Days After 'Rust' Interview

Just days after his exclusive interview with ABC News about the Rust shooting, actor Alec Baldwin appears to have deleted one of his two verified Twitter accounts.

As first revealed by The Hollywood Reporter, the handle @AlecBaldwin is no longer listed on the social media platform. Attempting to go the account will just pull up a page that says "this account doesn't exist."

Baldwin does have an additional Twitter account, but it appears to be used very seldomly, if at all—the page has not been updated with a new post in over one year.

Baldwin's wife, Hilaria Baldwin, also no longer has a Twitter account. Both of their Instagram handles appear to still be active at this time.

Deadline noted that the actor has actually deactivated the @AlecBaldwin account "multiple times" in the past. Most recently, Baldwin left Twitter amid criticism flung toward his wife regarding her heritage.

Baldwin's Twitter account disappearing comes just three days after an hour-long tell-all interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos. The chat concerned the events surrounding the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Baldwin's film, Rust.

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Actor Alec Baldwin appears to have deleted his Twitter account just days after a tell-all interview regarding the shooting on the set of 'Rust.' Here, Baldwin is seen on the red carpet at an event in 2011. Angela Weiss/Getty

Baldwin was rehearsing for an upcoming scene on the film's set when a prop gun he was handling misfired. While the gun was allegedly empty, a projectile shot out from the revolver that killed Hutchins and injured the film's director, Joel Souza.

Baldwin maintained that multiple chains of safety protocols had been broken and insisted that he was told by the first assistant director that the firearm was "cold," or unloaded.

Baldwin also stated during the interview that he had never pulled the trigger of the revolver and was under the impression that the gun was empty. He told Stephanopoulos that he had been cocking back the hammer of the gun when it discharged.

"And then I let go of the hammer of the gun and the gun goes off," Baldwin said. "The trigger wasn't pulled, I didn't pull the trigger."

"So you never pulled the trigger?" Stephanopoulos reiterated.

"No no no, I would never point a gun at anybody and pull the trigger, never," Baldwin responded. "That was the training I had: You don't point a gun at somebody and pull the trigger."

Baldwin insisted that he was not at fault for the incident, and continues to maintain his innocence. An investigation is ongoing but no criminal charges against the actor have been filed.

He also pointed to the number of dummy rounds that have been safely shot throughout the history of film, and how there have only been a handful of accidents during that time.

"How many rounds of bullets do you believe have been fired on the sets of movies and TV shows in the last 75 years?" Baldwin rhetorically asked. "It could even be above a billion."

"You've had hundreds and hundreds of millions of bullets fired on the sets of films and TV shows, and four or five people were killed...how that bullet arrived in that gun I don't know, but I'm all for doing anything for taking us to a place where this is less likely to happen again," he said.

Newsweek has reached out to Baldwin's agency for comment.