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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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Yeah right just like she said Bill Oreilly was talking about her. The washed up is just trying to be noticed too bad nobody cares about anything she does what a loser!!

965 days ago


she is one of my favorite actresses, but saw her on brovo live and she seem to be so full of herself, kind of off. still great actress.

965 days ago


"is it a crime to stand in the street?" uh - yes.

965 days ago


Uhm....shoved? Seriously? I have no doubt she may have had a bad time dealing w/ the officer, but that was no shove. Don't cry wolf, Ms. Barkin!

965 days ago


The ppl that are agreeing w/Barkin should watch the vid. Clearly the cop did NOT push or shove her. All she and her BF are doing is making a good case for the NYPD w/that vid proving that she was not assaulted. She's always been kind of a biatchy woman.

965 days ago


Is this for real? That's not a shove. It's more like a helping hand. Granted, maybe he shouldn't have touched her physically but it's nothing to whine about.

965 days ago

Mumra the Ever Living    

.She was standing in the street and not in the crosswalk. Pedestrians are not supposed to stand in the street. The Policeman barely touched her, he basically guided her onto the sidewalk where she belonged. He did not show any forceful actions.
She really should just quietly forget about this because she looks like a jacka$$.

965 days ago

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

If you're not wearing a badge you must be guilty of something.

965 days ago


I saw the video and the cop did not shove her with both hands. It appeared that she was busting their balls and one officer just guided her back to the sidewalk for her own good. She's a bitch.

965 days ago


umm yea im pretty sure it IS a crime to stand in the street in nyc.

965 days ago


Yes dummy, the streets are for cars, sidewalks are for people. Get off the street and get over it....

965 days ago


So what did Lindsay do last night?

965 days ago


so desperate for attention. sad.

965 days ago


Was she holding a bottle of beer? Isn't that now illegal in NYC on New Years's Eve?

965 days ago


Good Grief Ellen. Stop being a creep and go back to La la land....and take you boyfriend with you.

965 days ago
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