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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

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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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46.

gimmeshelter    

SHOVED?! Really!? This is why actors are d-bags..anyone who reads Barkin's Twitter page or knows how she is know this was more than likely a provocation on HER part, all while trying to appear very passive (mediocre acting will do the trick), in order to further her radical political agenda. It's that simple. It's a new year--can we please do something about the out of control, egomaniacal celebs? Idiots give them too much 'power'.

1029 days ago
47.

BB not bb    

Some cops take intelligence and class as a threat and an insult. You have to be on the lookout for them like a hunted animal being pursued. They don't really care what you think, they are about having power. I thought people stood in the road to catch cabs and cross the street. I guess he thought she was a protester blocking traffic. Some of them are kind of stupid.

1029 days ago
48.

Teacher of the Year    

Barkin has been losing her grip for several years now. She made a sideshow of her generous divorce from Perelman. Her Twitter feeds are unnecessarily profane. Barkin appears to be unable to age gracefully (boytoy). Officer was actually doing her a favor, firmly guiding her away from confrontation which was probably profanity laced and bordering on hysteria. Officer did nothing wrong an acted with the authority he rightly possesses.

1029 days ago
49.

Louise    

For crying out loud! This video clearly shows she was NOT shoved by that cop!!

1029 days ago
50.

Debo    

She'a a lying sack of crap. She makes up stories and thinks no one is listening or wacting her tell her lies.
Go get some new batteries and lock yourself in the closet

1029 days ago
51.

writenow    

Oh Ellen, El-len, how out of Touch you are.

Given the reality of Cops who kill or rape

Do you seriously not know how lucky you were?

1029 days ago
52.

writenow    

oops. Typos. here you are. Killer and Rapist Cops

(You and Sam would do better to get a grip my dear.)

1029 days ago
53.

Shark    

shoved? somebody needs to get a dictionary....that was a cop using just his fingertips to gently guide someone off the street and safely onto the sidewalk....if you call that a shove u r insane.

1029 days ago
54.

writenow    

Nah...he gave her a push. If you used the phrase, "Gently guided" you must be a cop. A blind cop.

1029 days ago
55.

Lynn    

What! She was being filmed and she was the one that was being rude...police have enough to do without having a wash up old ugly actress call them a mother Fu....he did nothing but tell her to keep it moving....She should have been arrested...Respect the police....remember 911 witch...

1029 days ago
56.

HamilTonyan    

I think she's barkin up the wrong tree

1029 days ago
57.

SpeakTheWord    

Looks like she was arguing and not walking and also the camera was so nicely rolling hmmm seems like a set up to nothing bad try Ellen.

1029 days ago
58.

Muppet    

She's worse than a teenager with her twitter drama about being shoved. She's just looking for attention and made herself look like an a$$! Waste of police time reviewing anything about this! Next time I hope they knock her on the ground, then she'll know what a shove really is. Drama Queen!

1029 days ago
59.

Joe    

hahaha. shoved ? that was NOT a shove. She is standing in the street and there are cars in the street. there are 4 cops there, so she was purposely trying to make trouble. you can clearly hear the cop saying, get on the sidewalk ma'am. and for her boyfriend to be taping this, he obviously saw what was going to happen. he probably told Ellen to stand in the middle of the street, and not to move. the boyfriend knew enough not to record that part. then when the cops tried to PROTECT her from being hit by a car, that is when he recorded the video. ELLEN AND HER BOYFRIEND SHOULD HAVE CHARGES AGAINST THEM FOR WASTING A COPS TIME WHO IS TRYING TO PROTECT PEOPLE, AND NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THESE CLOWNS TRYING TO BAIT THEM INTO A LAWSUIT.

1029 days ago
60.

Truth    

HAHAHAHAA WHAT A DRAMATIC BITCH!!! ALL HE DID WAS GUIDE HER ONTO THE SIDEWALK. THE **** WAS WALKING TO THE SIDEWALK AS HE TOUCH HER BACKSIDE AND SHOULDER AT THE SAME TIME. OH, YEA... SAM LEVINSON IS LIKE 26-27YRS OLD AND THIS GRAMMA IS LIKE 60-ISH FROM THE 19TH CENTURY AT BEST. WOW, ANOTHER ASHTON-DEMI TRYST. WHY IS GRAMMA'S DATING BOY-TOYS IN LALA LAND SO POPULAR THESE DAYS?? SMH. ENQUIRING MINDS... #TRUTH!!

1029 days ago
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