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Alec Baldwin continued his long battle with the New York Post this weekend when a reporter for the paper tried to ask him about the lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria Thomas. The paper claims that the former 30 Rock star called a black photographer a racial slur. Baldwin took to Twitter to tell his side of the story.
As we previously reported, Hilaria is being sued over an alleged yoga class injury. The Post’s Tara Palmeri tried to get a comment from the actor Sunday morning when he was walking his dogs. Palmeri says that she recorded Baldwin telling her “I want you to choke to death” and a photo shows him grabbing her arm. He then called retired detective and Post staff photographer G.N. Miller a “drug dealer” and used other slurs.
Miller and Baldwin then went to the police, each filing harassment complaints against the other.
Baldwin then took to Twitter to tell his side of the story. Baldwin deleted some tweets, including one that read, “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”
“I wonder what outrageous claims the Post will make tomorrow re the "photographer" I filed an NYPD complaint against today,” he wrote Sunday. He wrote that his publicist told him that the Post planned on writing about him calling the photographer a racial slur. “That's kind of magical thinking, isn't it? The Post accusing me of racism?”
On Monday morning, Baldwin wrote, “Fox TV reporter followed me down street, walking my dogs. He tripped and fell. My doorman said, "I'm your witness! You didn't push him!”
Fox TV reporter followed me down street, walking my dogs. He tripped and fell.My doorman said, "I'm your witness! You didn't push him!"
— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2013
He later spoke to The Gothamist, with harsh words for the Post. “The Post will stop at nothing—that's what The Post is. Their function is to denigrate people, humiliate people, reduce people, make excuses for people who are their political partisans,” Baldwin said. “It's a highly biased, highly politisized group of people. However, I'm stunned that they would resort to that.”