Baldwin denied the allegation:

Earlier today, he said he had filed a formal complaint against the photographer:

It isn’t the first time Baldwin has been involved in an altercation with a 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.

Update: Unreal.


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