Actor Alec Baldwin is denying rumors that he used racial slurs against a member of the paparazzi.
According to photographer G.N. Miller, the actor hurled racial slurs outside of his Manhattan apartment on Sunday. While Alec Baldwin admits to yelling at the photographer, he claims that no racial slurs were used during the heated exchange.
A New York Post reporter and their photographer asked Baldwin about the lawsuit filed against his yoga instructor wife, and Baldwin apparently lost his mind.
Responding to claims that he used racial slurs, Baldwin on Tuesday told the Gothamist:
“The claim of racist remarks is one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life. If you want to paint a picture of me that is a denigrating picture, I’ve seen that. If you want to put words in my mouth… I’ve certainly had my moments. But this is not one of them. I don’t think I’ve ever uttered a racial epithet to someone in my lifetime.”
The New York Post says Miller and reporter Tara Palmeri began asking Alec Baldwin questions as he was walking his dogs. Palmeri claims Baldwin grabbed her arm and proclaimed, “I want to choke you to death.” Baldwin then alleged used several racial slurs against Palmeri.
Following the incident, Miller and Baldwin both filed separate police reports to give their side of the story.
Baldwin eventually threw a fit over the incident on Twitter but quickly deleted those tweets and proclaimed on Tuesday morning that he was going on a Twitter hiatus.
G.N. Miller is a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau.
If there really was a racial slur uttered by Alec Baldwin, it would only further confirm his anger issues, which have increased against paparazzi members over the last year.