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Alec Baldwin

I'm Not Decking

Photogs Willy-Nilly

6/20/2012 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Alec Baldwin insists ... he's not dumb enough to attack a photog at a courthouse for no reason ... claiming he only went after the snapper yesterday because he was provoked.

Baldwin just appeared on "CBS This Morning" ... saying NY Daily News photog Marcus Santos lunged at him as he was leaving a NYC courthouse yesterday and "almost hit me in the teeth with the lens of his camera."

Alec admits he shoved the guy back ... but says he's certain his actions were justified ... or else he wouldn't have done anything ... especially with all of the cops around.

Baldwin also says the photog has "baited me before" ... and even camped out in front of his house.

"People think I'm out there just decking photographers willy-nilly, nothing could be further from the truth."



But the photog tells a very different story in a new video he shot for the NY Daily News ... claiming he was standing far away from "Alex Baldwick" ... when the actor charged at him for no reason ... "like a raging bull."

So, we gotta ask ...

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Butters_Creamy_Goo    

First!!!!!!!

771 days ago
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Northerngirl41    

z

771 days ago
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northern gypsy    

ok...on this scenario i believe A.B. ...here's why...some of the "paps" have become so brazen just to get that shot...let's not forget it is their bread & butter !!!

771 days ago
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Lori    

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!

771 days ago
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Aileen (Canada)    

Let us not forget that Alec Baldwin is a very angry and aggressive individual. He also believes he is a cut above mere mortals. Seems his hair trigger temper is evident on too many ocassions to be discounted and blamed on others. God knows he always tries to do that, it's never his fault!

771 days ago
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Abe    

If Alec Baldwin is dumb enough not to listen to a flight attendant prior to a plane taking off, he's dumb enough to do anything.

771 days ago
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YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE    

Papsmears have it coming and then some ......Why snap pictures of the most mundane of tasks that celebs do ? He is getting a marriage license ...the pap smears make it out to be so much more than it is
that papsmear had it coming GO ALEC!!!!!!!!!!

771 days ago
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Jack    

No matter what he's still the biggest a-hole walking the planet.

771 days ago
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anony    

Use a little logic. IF these things keep happening to HIM, maybe HE'S the problem. There were other photographers there --what do they say?
Also, notice that he only pics on photographers who are obviously smaller than he is. Let's see him attack one who's 6'5".

771 days ago
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jojopurity    

Allen Baldwick?

771 days ago
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Thomas K.    

Mr. Santos needs to recognize he's in a profession that's ranked in our society somewhere between used car salesman and convicted pedophile. Face it, paparazzi are professional stalkers. They get what they deserve.

771 days ago
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jamesmania88    

The photog instigated the contact listen to the video and around the 34 second mark he said "I told alec to turn around and come after me." Case Closed

771 days ago
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Truth    

Oh puleeeez.... alec baldwin has anger management issues. Wasn't he required to take counselling and therapy on his anger during the whole divorce fiasco with Kim Basinger including domestic verbal and physical abuse issues? Remember that other incident where he's yelling at his daughter in the voice message and said it was "aimed at Kim"??? LOL. Yep, he and Mel Gibson must have a genetic connection. #TRUTH!!

771 days ago
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Jordan    

Forget Alec Baldwins past and just look at the evidence so far provided in this case. The Photog was closer to the building which means when Alec came out of the building he had a choice to move on. Alec you can see in the Photo that The photog was standing there doing his job and Alec clearly came after him not the photog almost hit him in the face because they were not in position for that senerio to happen unless the camera almost hit Alec in the face while Alec was attacking the photog.

771 days ago
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Meanie    

Dumb enough? Ah... yes you are! You're an arrogant, out of control POS. Seek help for your anger issues.

771 days ago
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