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Ellen Barkin

I Was Shoved by an NYPD Officer

for No Reason!

1/1/2012 9:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Actress Ellen Barkin went on a Twitter rampage early this morning after she claims she was pushed by an NYPD officer just for walking down the street ... and the incident was shot on video.

Barkin -- perhaps best known for her roles in "Sea of Love" and "Switch" -- claimed to have seen people being arrested for no reason, as the cops dealt with Occupy Wall Street protestors in the area. 

Barkin then had a run-in with an officer of her own, which she described by saying, "Just threatened on my street by NYPD,cop shoved me,both hands,onto sidewalk..Is it a crime 2 stand in the street in NY?WTF is going on here?"

Barkin was with her rumored boyfriend, director Sam Levinson, who caught the incident on video.

We reached out to the local police precinct, who said they would review the video. So far, no word back.


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Comment #1 sounds like an NYPD employee. What difference does it make what you think of Ellen Barkin? The police DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT to push someone walking down a sidewalk. What kind of city is New York? The police dept. has a reputation of being a cancer that just can't be cured. The video is proof that manhandling people is something the police dept. feels they have a right to do. THEY DON'T!!!

1024 days ago


Do what your told stupid,, your not above the law, the reason is obvious, your safety comes first.. no matter who are are.

1024 days ago


The only thing caught on video was another person who thinks they are above everyone else. Get out of the street and you won't have to be herded like a cow next time. Don't they know who I am? lol

1024 days ago


She was running her mouth.

1024 days ago


Ellen is a great actress.."old" actress..Note only one hand on her back and it appears not to be threatening..Where was the other hand on her body when she is claiming "the policeman shoved her with both hands?" Someone looking for publicity trying to boost her dieing career?

1024 days ago

why is she there ?    


1024 days ago

big chief    

The cops should have arrested this 57 year old actress and her 25 year old boyfriend for loitering.

1024 days ago


"TWITvid" is apropos here.

1024 days ago


he BARELY touched her

1024 days ago


I saw the video yesterday, but went to look at it again it isn't there? This is a pitiful plea for attention.

1024 days ago


Puuulaze, wow you just happened to be the 1percent in the neighborhood that was whining about the man, but you thought you could garner publicity....You thought that you could get sympathy for the only one of the two of you who was recognizable and you could get attention, you are known and boyfriend who is questionable except his for name just so happened to have video at his ready........ That is why you have a story. Please.....knocking you down in movies is the only resin you are I interesting. So Miss Barkin, you got 5 more minters. that a record. Be happy and go home.

1024 days ago


Cops working the New Year's Eve detail are protecting and serving the multitudes that swarm the area to get drunk/high and make stupid choices. Many streets are blocked off during New Year's Eve to leave a safe route for FDNY, ambulances and police vehicles in case of an emergency. The needs of 15 - 20 protesters who are disobeying those clearly barricaded streets do not supersede the safety of countless others in the city. Those exact same protesters would be criticizing the city and the police if there was a crisis and emergency vehicles could not help because these emergency lanes were not properly cleared. As far as Barkin suggesting she was shoved, I must shove my children everyday when I put a hand on their shoulder to steer them away from danger or guide them from making a poor choice. Maybe Barkin should stop acting like a spoiled child (with a filthy mouth) and then she wouldn't need to be treated like one. She should let this poor officer do his mostly thankless job. Maybe if she ever gets another acting job people should show up, stand in her way and curse in her face and see how she likes it. I suspect (based on this video) that she would lose her composure and not handle it half as well as this cop did.

1024 days ago

She's baaaack    

Looking at the video of the brutal "shove," I'm thinking it's a damn good thing he didn't put his hand on her back near her waist to escort her to the curb because she may have said he molested her. She's pretty old, maybe she was confused.

1024 days ago

Lilly Pad    

Is anyone else having problems loading this video? I've tried several times and it looks like it's going to load, the TwitVid screen comes up, but no video itself.
Ellen Barkin,.....such hatefulness about her,...must not be familiar with her work, there's no one else like her,she, by some,would refer to her as a woman of substance.There is no doubt this is a woman who is full of herself,but it is well earned; she's got the stones for it. Al least she's got talent, that's more than that azzwipe Kim K has.
Sure would love to see the video,.....

1024 days ago


cops seem to be stupid and the worst moral bastards everywhere

1024 days ago
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