I wonder if the Post will report that I called the police and filed a formal complaint against their "photographer?"
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:
10. Hilaria’s side:
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.
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I tend to trust Alec’s story on this one. To my thinking, the cross section of ‘decorated’ former police detective and current paparazzi seems odd and would probably put that person in a unique position to use their awareness of the law (as it is enforced in NYC) to skirt civility while making money. Baldwin is no angel but he certainly doesn’t accost people in front of their home for a living!