UPDATED: [Gossip] Alec Baldwin Threatens Reporter, Uses Racial Slur Against Photographer
Posted by Joseph Lee on 02.18.2013
A senator thinks he should be blacklisted....
UPDATE: TMZ reports that New York State Senator Malcolm Smith thinks that Alec Baldwin should be blacklisted in Hollywood after the racial slur he used against a black photographer in New York.
He said: "If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help. In today's modern age it's a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race or origin."
He plans to contact NBC and ask them to force Baldwin to attend anger management courses. Baldwin signed a 2-year TV deal with Universal (TV branch of NBC) in December.
A source close to Baldwin said: "As someone who's been regularly investigated, [Smith] should be much more careful about jumping to conclusions."
Smith was investigated about his link to a Hurricane Katrina charity accused of exploiting the victims, but he was never charged with a crime.
Original: The New York Post reports that Alec Baldwin called a black photographer a racial slur, a "crackhead and a "drug dealer" during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday.
Baldwin was approached by a reporter for the Post, Tara Palmeri, while he walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street apartment around 10:50 AM. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife Hilaria about her work as a yoga instructor.
Palmeri, who recorded the incident, said that Baldwin grabbed her arm and said: "I want you to choke to death." She later played the tape for police. He then called GN Miller (a retired detective from the NYPD's Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post) a "coon, a drug dealer". Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he's a retired copy and Baldwin said it was fake. Police were called and both Miller and Baldwin filed harassment claims against each other.
Baldwin later wrote 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,. 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. Ralston claims he's ex NYPD!! That can't be!!! Ex NYPD don't become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!"
He eventually deleted these posts. Miller also claimed that Baldwin bumped him in the chest during the altercation but Baldwin told police that Miller "pushed into him". He said he "asked [Miller] to keep his distance." Miller sald Baldwin was "too aggressive" so he showed him his ID. Baldwin said that was "fake" and Miller was a "crackhead" and a "drug dealer" who "just got out of jail." He also made "disparaging remarks'' about Miller's mother and told him to "suck my d--k".
Baldwin also walked up to random people, including a father pushing his child in a stroller, and told them he was an ex-con and drug dealer.
Miller said: "He was saying some serious racist stuff. He said 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."
Miller worked for the NYPD for nearly fifteen years, spending most of his time in narcotics. The incident didn't happen in front of a police officer so there's no way to prove who is right. The only way the matter will continue is through civil action. Baldwin's spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, called Miller's accusations "completely false.''
He added: "That's one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life."
He has a history of this. In June before his wedding, he shouted to a black photographer: "You gotta back up there Rodney.'' The photographer's name wasn't Rodney.