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Alec Baldwin

Violent Confrontation

w/ NY Daily News Photog

6/19/2012 7:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Alec Baldwin has a Violent Confrontation with NY Daily News Photog
11:44 AM PT -- The photog, Marcus Santos, has filed a criminal assault complaint against Baldwin with the NYPD.  The incident is currently under investigation.


Things got physical between Alec Baldwin and a NY Daily News photographer today ... as Alec was leaving a NY courthouse with his fiancee Hilaria Thomas.

According to the NY Daily News, Baldwin had just obtained a marriage license ... when he got into it with one of their staff photographers, Marcus Santos.

Santos told the paper Baldwin was screaming for him and another Daily News photog to back up ... and they obliged. But Baldwin kept coming -- "He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me -- one time, right in the chin."

But sources connected with Alec tell TMZ ... the photographer almost HIT HIM with the camera and while Alec pushed him away ... he did not punch him.

Moments after the altercation, Alec tweeted, "A 'photographer' almost hit me in the face with his camera this morning #allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded."

During the altercation, the 2nd NY Daily News photog snapped a shot of Alec with his arms extended and Santos falling back.


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This stuff wouldn't happen if there was a 10 foot law. These photogs have high end cameras that will capture a cold sores at 100 feet. It would also prevent the swarming which is what would really set me off.

825 days ago


This man is a menace to society. He should be locked up and not just given a slap on the wrist as he has always been given.

825 days ago


That photographer was being a "rude, thoughtless little pig!"

825 days ago


Hate to say it but.................S E T U P !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Not a Baldwin lover but, common! Pretty obvious that he was setup to be provoked into striking out.

825 days ago


Funny, I got married at the same place and Daily News photographer who roams that part of the courthouse took a picture of me and my husband and the guy was the nicest man. Alec Baldwin is a jerk and I wish he would just go away.

825 days ago

Marco Polo    

The paps frequently taunt and get in the way of celebs for news like this. Its all about money and getting paid to rile up celebrities.

825 days ago


you know it was a setup just based on the fact there were TWO Daily News photographers there -- one to get into Alex's face, and 1 to 'capture' the outcome.

Where's the video?

825 days ago


OK, doesn't this douche bag get it yet? He's a celebrity, and a bit of a a**hole, so of course he's going to be followed by paparrazi. And this upsets him? Really? Well here's a bit of FREE advice. QUIT ACTING, AND MOVE TO A SMALL TOWN you idiot!

825 days ago


Tweet to Alec Baldwin -- If you don't want to be in pictures -- get out of the motion picture industry you dumb f@#$%.

825 days ago


Go Alex Go! At some point these s***bag reporters must be controlled. They cross the line only for self serving reasons.

825 days ago

EBL Blotivator Baldwin bludgeons reporter, then blames victim...

But congratulations to the happy couple! I am sure everything will be peachy!

825 days ago


I think Baldwin is an A** but it would get old real quick having those photogs in your face every time you went out. This is one time I'm on Baldwins side. Hope he got him good!

825 days ago


Alec Baldwin called his eleven year old daughter a thoughtless little pig, that speaks volumes, and there are idiots here defending that clown. I think he is a thoughtless little pig who thinks he can say or do anything he want's to people and he gets away with it because he is a celebrity.

825 days ago


Hey photog - use a 38 for your nest shot of alex.

825 days ago


If this were Mel Gibson it would be headlines EVERYWHERE by now. But since Alec Baldwin is a loudmouth liberal, it gets far less press.

825 days ago
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