Alec Baldwin battles New York Post employees again, allegedly threatens one, calls another a 'coon'

Alec and Hilaria could always, say, move out of of Manhattan.

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Alec and Hilaria could always, say, move out of of Manhattan.

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February

The neverending war between Alec Baldwin and the New York media continues, with a New York Post reporter and photographer both allegedly being assaulted by the actor. It’s nice of him to mete out abuse to both members of the team.

 

On Sunday the Post’s Tara Palmeri was asking Baldwin about a lawsuit brought against his yoga instructor wife, Hilaria, when the 54-year-old grabbed her arm and said, “I want to choke you to death.” We know this because she was holding a tape recorder and played it for police.

Baldwin then called photographer G.N. Miller a “coon,” a “drug dealer” and a “crackhead.” That’s a problem, especially because Miller, who is black, was an NYPD detective, mostly in narcotics, for 15 years before joining the Post.

There was some belly-bumping between the pair and they ended up filing harassment claims against each other, claiming the other instigated the confrontation. Miller at one point showed Baldwin a badge proving he was a retired cop, but Baldwin called it “fake.” Baldwin also took to Twitter to rage against the unfair treatment he was shown by the media before deleting most of them, probably because his Irish was showing.

“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,” he tweeted, according to the Post. “Moments after I tweet about the Post, Ralston, the ex-crackhead ‘photographer’ shows up at my door w 1 of Murdoch’s nieces in tow,” he added. Why he called Miller Ralston is anyone’s guess. “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”

Miller took umbrage with Baldwin’s alleged rant, saying there was no need for the racist comments. Baldwin spokesman Matthew Hiltzik said the accusations were “one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life.”

And what will happen with all this? Nothing, because no cop witnessed it, making it Baldwin’s word against Miller. Somebody could always end up in civil court, though, so we can hope that happens.

[Last modified: Tuesday, February 19, 2013 7:14am]

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