It happened again. Alec Baldwin engaged a reporter yesterday in New York City and it apparently escalated far enough for cops to be called and racial slurs to be thrown.
2. Here’s Alec’s side of the story, per his Twitter account:
I wonder if the Post will report that I called the police and filed a formal complaint against their “photographer?”— ABFoundation
Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came 2 my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post “photographer” who assaulted me.— ABFoundation
I slipped and fell on the trail of oil the Post “photographer” left near my bldg. Who do I sue?— ABFoundation
I wonder what outrageous claims the Post will make tomorrow re the “photographer” I filed an NYPD complaint against today.— ABFoundation
My publicist has just informed me that the “photographer” from the Post is claiming I called him a racial epithet, prior to calling the cops— ABFoundation
That’s kind of magical thinking, isn’t it? The Post accusing me of racism?— ABFoundation
2- My publicist has informed me that the “photographer” from the Post is claiming I called him a racial epithet, prior to me contacting NYPD— ABFoundation
3- My publicist has informed me that the “photographer” from the Post is claiming I called him a racial epithet, prior to me contacting NYPD— ABFoundation
10. Hilaria’s side:
Shame on anyone who says my husband is racist. If you could only see/hear the dangerous things paparazzi will do & the lies to get a “story”— Hilaria Baldwin
You know what harassment is? “Reporters” and paparazzi outside of your home at 5am. I can’t even walk my dogs. How is this legal?— Hilaria Baldwin
The Post suggest that a reporter named Tara Palmeri approached Baldwin somewhere outside of his East Village home for comment about a lawsuit against his wife. Then it got crazy:
The “30 Rock” star grabbed the reporter, Tara Palmeri, by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death,” Palmeri told police, for whom she played an audiotape of the conversation.
He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer,” Miller’s police statement said.
Then, cops were called and Alec asked Miller to provide proof that he’s retired NYPD:
Baldwin called the ID a “fake” and added Miller was a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer” who “just got out of jail,” Miller said.
Baldwin also made “disparaging remarks” about Miller’s mother, the photographer said.
As oblivious pedestrians walked by, Baldwin told him to “suck my d—k,” Miller said.
Baldwin also walked up to random people — including a dad pushing his child in a stroller — and told them Miller was an ex-con and drug dealer, Miller said.