“F–k all of u,” tweeted Barkin, “Bloomberg every1 goosestepping behind u.”
The sultry 57 year-old actress witnessed suspected protestor arrests in the wee hours of the morning during a walk back to her West Village home with boyfriend Sam Levinson. A long, expletive-laden string of Tweets followed, with Barkin claiming that she at one point was threatened and man-handled by one of the officers. Exaggeration? Watch the video her boyfriend shot of the incident and decide for yourself.
Barkin’s reaction to the incident:
“Just threatened on my street by NYPD, cop shoved me, both hands, onto sidewalk.”
At 4:00 A.M. –
“Walking home… 13th and 6th, police making random arrests of non protesters. Young girl in police van screaming ‘I’m just trying 2 get home.’ “
To Mayor Bloomberg –
“U ARE the violence in my city.”
Despite such vocal and vivid criticism, Barkin nor her spokespeople have commented since. Bloomberg has refused to comment. The NYPD has refused to comment.
However, the NYPD did make 68 Occupy-related arrests on New Year’s Day; mostly misdemeanors like obstructing governmental administration, disorderly conduct, etc. A Berkeley, California man, Zachary Miller, was arrested on charges of felony assault on a police officer. The 28-year old allegedly attacked a police officer, slicing his hand with a pair of scissors.
Barkin has had run-ins with Bloomberg before – the two have rubbed elbows at several charity dinners back when Barkin was the wife of Revlon Chairman Ron Perelman (not to be confused with Ron Perlman, Hellboy).
Here’s guessing that friendship is over.
What do you think of Barkin’s spunky response to the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg?