Alec Baldwin is making headlines after an alleged run-in with a pesky photographer. Alec vs. The Paps: Nothing new there. But it’s what the Emmy Award-winning expectant dad is accused of saying to the photog that has the former 30 Rock star on the defensive.
G.N. Miller is a former New York City police detective who now moonlights as a shutterbug for The New York Post. He’s accused Baldwin of launching a barrage of racially-charged insults at him during a tense encounter early Monday.
Miller, who has filed an official harassment complaint against Alec, claims he was called “coon,” “crackhead” and accused of being a “drug dealer” after he tried to diffuse a verbal altercation between Baldwin and a female pap.
“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.”
The actor also called the police, charging that he was pushed by Miller. The photographer says Baldwin bumped him on the chest.
This isn’t the first time Alec’s relationship with the paps has courted controversy. In 2010, he found himself caught up in a similar incident with a photographer outside his New York City apartment.
Another public relations nightmare followed in 2011, when Alec earned himself a boot from an American Airlines aircraft for playing the iPad game “Words with Friends” while the plane was still parked at the gate. Apparently, the outspoken liberal was smack dab in the middle of a very important matchup when he was “rudely” interrupted by a flight attendant.
Last summer, Alec reportedly became enraged when a cameraman took photos of the star and his then-fiancee — yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas — as they picked up a marriage license in Manhattan. Shortly after the incident, told PBS personality Charlie Rose that he didn’t hit anyone and the photographer was actually the aggressor. Baldwin insisted he was defending himself.