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Alec Baldwin

Allegedly Threatens Reporter, Hurls Racial Slur at Photog

2/18/2013 6:27 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Alec Baldwin was involved in another confrontation with the media ... after he allegedly threatened to choke a reporter to death and hurled a racial slur at a photographer.  

Both Baldwin and the photographer for the New York Post, G.N. Miller, filed harassment claims against one another following the run-in.

According to the Post, the reporter Tara Palmeri, approached Baldwin while he was walking his dogs to ask him about a recent lawsuit against his wife Hilaria. The reporter says Baldwin responded by grabbing her by the arm and saying, "I want you to choke to death."

The Post says Palmeri played an audio recording of the threat to police.

Baldwin then turned the Post's photographer -- who they say is black and a retired detective with the NYPD's Organized Crime Control Bureau -- and allegedly called him "a coon," "crackhead" and "drug dealer."

The Post says Baldwin posted several tweets about the incident, one of which said, "Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came to my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post 'photographer' who assaulted me."

The tweets have been deleted.

Baldwin was involved in two confrontations with photographers last year just days apart -- on June 19 and June 29.

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Alec Baldwin says the claim he hurled a racial slur "is one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life." Baldwin says it never happened.   

As for what caused the explosion of tempers ... sources very close to Baldwin tell TMZ ... it all emanated from a story in the Post a few days back, reporting that Alec's wife was being sued by a student in her yoga class, claiming he was instructed to perform a dangerous move in an overcrowded class and was injured as a result.

Alec's sources say the actor was infuriated because the Post story did not give her side, even though they claim they had multiple conversations with the reporter, saying the class was not overcrowded and the injured man got special attention because he was being careless and even admitted the accident was his fault.

Sources close to Alec say he's the one who called the cops and lodged a harassment complaint against the Post photog.  One Baldwin source denies Alec threatened to choke the photog, claiming he said, "I hope you choke to death."

6:55 AM PT -- Baldwin just tweeted using the official Alec Baldwin Foundation's Twitter handle -- saying, "I find it ironic that my foundation's last grant was $50,000 to the Arthur Ashe Learning Center."

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46.

Pete    

if your not a little racist your not paying attention

613 days ago
47.

richard    

smack then alec

613 days ago
48.

truthiness    

Yet he continues to be a spokesperson for Capitol One; they should drop him like a bad habit, as his continued presence will only work to diminish their brand (like credit card companies do not have enough trouble already).

This guy is a has been who never was, and will soon go the way of his loser brothers.

Hey, Alec, why don't you and Lohan hold hands and jump off a tall building together? The lack of you two zeros on TMZ would be a welcome sight.

613 days ago
49.

Gargamel    

POS racist you and your talentless siblings need to dissapear

613 days ago
50.

Ace    

Just another tea baggin, dixie crat, republican...oh crap, wait a second, sorry about that, hahah

613 days ago
51.

Jc Hernandez    

Alec is a good dude, if someone got up in my grill talking about my wife I'd probably be locked up.

613 days ago
52.

chris    

couldn't see him being raciest he is like in love with Obama lol

613 days ago
53.

Nonsense    

He's a loud mouth punk that seems to always get away with his boorish behavior

613 days ago
54.

JD    

Alec Balwin threatens to murder a reporter and their is audio of it. Then he calls a black ex-cop a 'crackhead' . I think we can call that a dog whistle for black. He left out any trace of ambiguity, when he just flat out called the cop a 'coon'.
I can't believe he is still the spokesman for Capital One. The obviously endorse Alec Baldwin's behavior. They make jokes about it in their commercials. I wonder how they're going to work in the 'coon' comments and wanting to strangle women in their ads.

613 days ago
55.

Meanie    

Alec is a f'g libturd and a f'g HYPOCRITE!

613 days ago
56.

lisa    

It's not illegal to use racist words. He should be able to say whatever he wants.

613 days ago
57.

Meanie    

A coon... no wait, he's a libturd, so he said, goon, ...yeah, that's it... *cough*... goon.

613 days ago
58.

Leighton    

I love how the article, about alleged racist remarks, have sparked a slew of comments about politics. Seems random. And then you have a subset of people simultaneously talking politics and making racist comments. And another sub-layer of people complaining about others calling then racist...while making racist comments. And other people complaining about how people who are members of x-race can say derogatory racial slurs, but they--being of y-race--can't...and really, really apparently want the right to call people derogatory racial slurs with no repercussions. A lot of people making the aforementioned--and deeply philosophical and thought-provoking, observations--should genuinely consider suing the educational system that allowed them to graduate.

613 days ago
59.

lolurdumb    

Why approach the guy, ya know hes gonna flip

613 days ago
60.

CleverBucktooth    

Blame Canada!
With all their beady little eyes
And flapping heads so full of lies

613 days ago
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