Alec Baldwin seems like a pretty nice guy, right? Maybe not. According to the New York Post, Baldwin allegedly called a Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer” while walking his dogs on an East Village street on Sunday.
Around 10:50 a.m. Baldwin was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, who works as a yoga instructor. Rather than offer a comment, however, Baldwin grabbed reporter Tara Palmeri and reportedly told her, “I want you to choke to death.” Palmeri was able to play police an audiotape of her conversation with Baldwin.
Baldwin then allegedly went on to call decorated retired detective G.N. miller a “coon” and a “drug dealer,” according to Miller’s police report. Miller had worked in the narcotic division of the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau for 15 years and currently works as a photographer for the New York Post.
Cops were called after Baldwin dismissed Miller’s ID that proved he’s a retired NYPD cop as fake and both parties filed harassment claims against each other.
According to Miller’s complaint, Baldwin bumped him in the chest during their altercation and made “disparaging remarks” about Miller’s mother. He also claimed that Baldwin walked up to random people, including a dad with a stroller, and told them Miller was an ex-con and a drug dealer and that Baldwin told Miller to “suck my d--k.”
“He was saying some serious racist stuff,” Miller told the Post. “He had some choice words about my mother, and he was telling people in the street that I’m a drug dealer. He could have said a lot of other stuff. But he used all of the stereotypes associated with black people.”
According to Baldwin’s complaint, he “asked [Miller] to keep his distance.”
Neither complaint is expected to go any further because the incident did not happen in the presence of a police officer.
Baldwin continued to rant about the altercation after the claims were filed, posting on Twitter, “Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came to my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post ‘photographer’ who assaulted me.”
A later tweet read, “Moments after I tweet about the Post, Ralston, the ex-crackhead ‘photographer’ show up at my door w 1 of Murdoch’s nieces in tow.”
Baldwin continued, “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”
It is unknown why Baldwin was referring to Miller as Ralston and he later removed most of the tweets.
Baldwin called Miller’s claims that Baldwin used racist remarks against him “one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life,” although Baldwin does have a history of inappropriate comments towards photographers.
Last year before his wedding, Baldwin shouted to a black photographer on the street, “You gotta back up there Rodney.” Needless to say, the photographer’s name wasn’t Rodney.