Alec Baldwin Hurls Racial Slurs at Photographer

Actor accused of racially insulting New York Post photog.

Posted: 02/19/2013 09:00 AM EST
Alec Baldwin

Alec Baldwin is in trouble again, this time for allegedly throwing racial slurs at a photographer. The incident began Monday morning (Feb. 18) on a street in New York City’s East Greenwich Village. Baldwin was approached by Post reporter Tara Palmeri while walking his dogs outside of his apartment. The actor was asked for a comment on a lawsuit against his yoga-instructor wife, Hilaria, by one of her former yoga students. Palmeri said that the 30 Rock star seized her arm, telling her: “I want you to choke to death.”

According to a police report, Baldwin also verbally lashed out at Post staff photographer (and retired New York City detective) G.N. Miller, who was with Palmeri. Miller says he was called a “coon” and “a drug dealer.” In an attempt to prove to Baldwin he was a former officer, the photographer flashed his NYPD ID, to which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.”

Once police arrived on the scene, both Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, filed harassment claims against one another. Afterwards, Baldwin took to Twitter to complain about the incident. “Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came to my home 2day,” he tweeted, “so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post ‘photographer.’”

Toward the end of his rant, Baldwin referred to Miller as Ralston, tweeting: “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!” The actor eventually removed a few of the tweets.

The day before his wedding last June, Baldwin allegedly shouted to a Black photographer taking his picture, “You gotta back up there, Rodney.” While the photographer’s name wasn’t Rodney, many speculated the actor was referring to Rodney King.

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