Alec Baldwin isn’t quite a stranger to altercations with photographers — and this morning the New York Post is alleging another such incident. One in which Baldwin reportedly made “racist” remarks toward a black photographer. Baldwin, however, in addition to denying it, said he was the one who was “assaulted.”
The Post described the incident thusly:
Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead’’ and a “drug dealer’’ during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene.
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.
At one point, Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he’s a retired NYPD cop, which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.”
Miller and Baldwin both filed harassment claims.
For his part, Baldwin took to Twitter Sunday night, making his case before the Post‘s story was up. “I wonder what outrageous claims the Post will make tomorrow,” he remarked, later commenting that accusations of racism were “magical thinking.”
Earlier, he also posted a thank-you tweet for the NYPD officers who helped him file a complaint “against NY Post ‘photographer’ who assaulted me.” Baldwin also responded, via spokesman Matthew Hiltzik, to the Post story saying, “That’s one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life.”
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