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Alec Baldwin’s Alleged Racist Rant At Black Photographer, Actor Denies Accusations On Twitter

Alex Baldwin Allegedly Manhandled New York Post Reporter, Tara Palmeri

Actor Alec Baldwin is in the headlines again. He is accused of racially abusing a New York Post staff photographer, who is also a decorated, retired police officer.

Both parties in the alleged incident have taken opposing positions, with the photographer claiming he was called “racist” epithets and Baldwin countering that he was “assaulted.”

After being called to the scene to intervene, police have confirmed that the alleged episode took place at around 10:50 am on Sunday near a Greenwich Village yoga studio owned by Baldwin’s wife, Hilaria Thomas.

Baldwin was first approached by New York Post reporter, Tara Palmeri, while he walked his two small dogs outside his East 10th Street apartment. The actor was asked for a comment about a lawsuit recently filed against his wife related to her work as a yoga instructor.

The Daily News reports that the 30 rock star replied, “I have nothing to say to the Daily News,” mistaking Palmeri for News staff.

It’s alleged that Baldwin then grabbed Palmeri by her arm and told her, “I want you to choke to death.” Palmeri, reportedly, has since played an audiotape of that conversation to police.

It was at this point, reportedly, that Post photographer, G. N. Miller, who is black and was working on the Thomas follow-up story with Palmeri, stepped in to help his colleague.

Baldwin allegedly called Miller “a c**n,” a “crackhead,” and a “drug dealer” during the confrontation.

During the heated exchange, Miller — who previously worked for 15 years in the New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Organized Crime Control Bureau — says he showed the actor his ID to prove he was a retired police officer after Baldwin became “too aggressive.”

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According to the New York Post, Miller says Baldwin dismissed Miller’s ID as “fake,” abused him with a series racial slurs, and “bumped” him in the chest during the face-off.

The photographer added:

“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.”

Baldwin later told police Miller had “pushed into him.” The 54-year-old also posted a series of messages on his Twitter account, some of which the Post claims were later deleted.

Among the still visible tweets on the actor’s timeline, one read:

“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.”

In a tweet that was reportedly deleted, Baldwin referred to Miller as “Ralston,” writing:

“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.”

The Post also alleges that Baldwin posted this message from his Twitter account, before deleting it.

“Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”

Both Baldwin and Miller have filed harassment claims against each other, and the actor has robustly defended himself on Twitter against the Post’s coverage of the event.

The Associated Press reports that the actor tweeted a message that said:

“I wonder what outrageous claims the Post will make tomorrow re the ‘photographer’ I filed an NYPD complaint against today.”

Alec Baldwin claims he may have been on the receiving end of a shove from Miller similar to the one that he gave Daily News photographer Marcus Santos in June 2012

Baldwin added that the Post’s reporting of Miller’s claims that he was called racial slurs amounted to “magical thinking.”

According to the Post, neither of the two men’s police complaint will go any further, except possibly in a civil action.

Reportedly, Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, has since slammed Miller’s accusations as “completely false,” adding, “that’s one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life.”

The Daily News notes that in June last year, Baldwin had a violent altercation with one of their photographers, and is also upset by the Post’s recent coverage of the lawsuit action pending against his pregnant wife.

Where do you think the blame lies, if any, in this latest incident involving Baldwin?

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27 Responses to “Alec Baldwin’s Alleged Racist Rant At Black Photographer, Actor Denies Accusations On Twitter”

  1. Anonymous

    I'm with Baldwin on this one. It is more likely that a cop assaulted than Baldwin sued racial slurs when he gives large sums of money to combat racism.

  2. Ann Kennedy

    Interesting that he calls him a crackhead in his tweet also. Same behavior as when he called his daughter a pig. He did it.

  3. Anonymous

    I like Alec Baldwin and enjoy his acting. However, he is extremely volatile and doesn't seem to understand the fine art of shmoozing the paparazzi with a smile and a polite, "No comment".
    He just doesn't get out of his own way when approached. As a celebrity you have to learn to deal with the press even when it becomes inconvenient. It's the price you pay for that celebrity status.

  4. Harry Conte

    I find it interesting that it is always someone elses fault or the other party is always lying. Baldwin is a bully and a coward. I don't watch anything he acts in or any of his movies and I won't purchase anything from any of his sponsors.

  5. Stel Mondo

    Those paparazzi must get sickening after awhile. Lucky it wasn't me! I am a 65 (young )year old woman. I would have lambasted him and others! I don't care who was watching! Take my ass to jail!

  6. Jeffrey Smith

    You know Alec Baldwin's sponsors? Really? Are you a billionaire? You have that kind of time? Or are you so without any sort of life that you have NOTHING better to do? Oh, yeah…that's it, isn't it?

  7. Bill Frazier

    blacks usually play the race card to gain leverage. I agree with baldwin. I say send them back to africa.

  8. Anonymous

    Bill..that's not cool sir. I am African-american and a big fan of Alec Baldwin, why should we all have to go back to Africa because of a situation with one black photographer

  9. Sylvia Caballero

    Alec Baldwin is nothing more than a fata** BULLY….. I for one can not understand the hype over this talentless Jacka$$…. He is not funny, he is a crappy actor…Why do we waste time on this POS…I would believe anyone other than Alec Baldwin….

  10. Sherry McBain Nomura

    You Mr Frazier is why the world is a scary place. You have a high school listed next to your name. PLEASE tell me you don't come near young impressionable people with that attitude.

  11. Anonymous

    cry baby's always use the race card, im sick of it. Man up Dude ! people call other people names all the time.

  12. Danny Hippler

    So far, the alleged actions by Baldwin, that were allegedly recorded on video tape were his words to the Post reporter: " I hope you choke to death." No other words about his alleged racial rant were recorded. I'd suggest all reporters who confront any famous human to carry with them a voice-activated pocket-sized recorder so they can always have firsthand evidence to back up their story about any unlawful incident involving a famous person. Otherwise, the reporter will seem to be a fool, and not be taken seriously about any matter of truth. In sum, all reporters or photographers at least should do the most obvious actions to confirm any story, so always have the forenamed device so you can prove your accusations are correct! Quit being so stupid about your own craft!

  13. Bill Frazier

    iraynpdj your own people call each other nigga. respect your own race then maybe others will.

  14. Harry Conte

    Are you related to him Mr. Smith? Seems to have hit a nerve. Why aren't you in school teaching?