My publicist has just informed me that the "photographer" from the Post is claiming I called him a racial epithet, prior to calling the cops—
ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2013
Baldwin denied the allegation:
Earlier today, he said he had filed a formal complaint against the photographer:
We’re not yet sure why the current dispute arose — perhaps it has something to do with this? — but we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.
Update: The New York Post published the article today.
More from The New York Post:
Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead’’ and a “drug dealer’’ during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene.
He then called G.N. Miller — a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post — a “coon, a drug dealer,’’ Miller’s police statement said.
At one point, Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he’s a retired NYPD cop, which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.” Cops were called, and Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, both filed harassment claims against each other.
Wow. For shame, Baldwin.
Update: The cover.
Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.