Hilaria Baldwin wears 'Empathy' sweater and calls for privacy as Alec Baldwin faces manslaughter charges for deadly 2021 'Rust' shooting

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  • Hilaria Baldwin was seen wearing a green "Empathy" sweater in New York City on Friday.

  • She also spoke to reporters, telling them to respect her seven children and leave them in "peace."

  • Her comments came as Alec Baldwin faces criminal charges in connection to the 2021 "Rust" shooting.

Hilaria Baldwin was spotted wearing a sweater with the word "Empathy" emblazoned on it and asked reporters to respect her family's privacy after it was announced that her husband Alec Baldwin will be charged in connection to the deadly 2021 "Rust" shooting on Thursday.

She wore the green sweater with the slogan on Friday, a day after it was revealed that the actor is set to be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

As Insider's Natalie Musumeci previously reported, Alec Baldwin is expected to face two counts of involuntary manslaughter after he discharged a prop gun on set that killed Halyna Hutchins, a 42-year-old cinematographer working on the film "Rust," in 2021.

On Thursday Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies and special prosecutor Andrea Reeb announced their highly anticipated decision to bring charges against Alec Baldwin and other crew members.

"After a thorough review of the evidence and the laws of the state of New Mexico, I have determined that there is sufficient evidence to file criminal charges against Alec Baldwin and other members of the 'Rust' film crew," Carmack-Altwies said in a statement. "On my watch, no one is above the law, and everyone deserves justice."

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In a TikTok shared by The Associated Press on Friday, Hilaria, wearing her "Empathy" sweater and carrying one of her children, was seen asking reporters to leave her family alone following the announcement of the charges. "I want you guys to realize that we have seven kids," she said. "You being here to escort them to school and to be there when they come home is not good."

"So on a human level, you guys know I'm not going to say anything to you," Hilaria added. "So please, leave my family in peace and let this all play out."

"Let my kids come home and you stay away from them because they ask me 'Mommy, what, like, what are these people doing?' And it's a very hard thing as a mom to try to explain," she said. "So please go home, because I'm not going to say anything and Alec is not going to say anything."

Hilaria Baldwin is seen on January 20, 2023 in New York City.
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Hilaria and Alec, who wed in June 2012, have seven children together: Carmen Gabriela, 8; Rafael Thomas, 7; Leonardo Angel Charles, 5; Romeo Alejandro David, 4; Eduardo Pao Lucas, 23 months, Maria Lucia Victoria, 18 months. Alec also shares 26-year-old Ireland Baldwin with his former wife, Kim Basinger.

While the couple have not directly commented on the recent announcement of charges, Alec's lawyers criticized the New Mexico district attorney's decision to charge the star with manslaughter, calling it "a terrible miscarriage of justice."

In a statement to Insider on Thursday, attorney Luke Nikas said: "Mr Baldwin had no reason to believe there was a live bullet in the gun — or anywhere on the movie set. We will fight these charges, and we will win."

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