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Published On: Mon, Feb 18th, 2013

Alec Baldwin unloads racist attack on photographer, calling him ‘Coon’ ‘Crackhead’ and tweets the drama

Actor Alec Baldwin allegedly called a black Post photographer a racial epithet, a “crackhead” and a “drug dealer” during a confrontation on an East Village street yesterday morning, prompting police to intervene.

Baldwin had first been approached by a Post reporter while walking his dogs outside his East 10th Street pad at around 10:50 a.m. He was asked for comment on a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, involving her work as a yoga instructor.

Alec Baldwin in "Glengarry Glen Ross"

Alec Baldwin in “Glengarry Glen Ross”

He then called G.N. Miller—a decorated retired detective with the NYPD’s Organized Crime Control Bureau and a staff photographer for The Post—a “coon, a drug dealer,” Miller’s police statement said.

Minutes later, Baldwin ranted on Twitter.

“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,’’ he tweeted.

In another post, Baldwin referred to Miller, for unknown reasons, as “Ralston,” writing, “Moments after I tweet about the Post, Ralston, the ex-crackhead ‘photographer’ shows up at my door w 1 of Murdoch’s nieces in tow.”

He added, “Ralston claims he’s ex NYPD!! That can’t be!!! Ex NYPD don’t become crackhead, ex jailhouse paparazzi!”

The actor eventually removed most of the posts.

Baldwin said he was returning home from the gym when the altercation took place. “This guy was right up in my face as I crossed University Place,” he told the Gothamist, saying the photographer—who may have been following him due to the recent lawsuit against his wife—was acting aggressively. “I get to the other side of the street, and he bumped into me.” He believes it was a very deliberate provocation: “He banged into me with his shoulder, because he was right on top of me with the camera,” he added. “In my mind, it was deliberate. I’ve had that happen before. It happens sometimes, because they want to bait you, they want you to do something.”

“He was saying some serious racist stuff,” Miller said. “He said some choice words about my mother, and he was telling people in the street that I’m a drug dealer.

“He could have said a lot of other stuff. But he used all of the stereotypes associated with black people.”

Baldwin’s spokesman, Matthew Hiltzik, called Miller’s accusations “completely false.’’

Baldwin, through Hiltzik, denied making the racist remarks, adding, “That’s one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life.’’

But Baldwin has a history of making inappropriate comments to photographers.

Last June, the day before his wedding, Baldwin shouted to a black photographer on the street, “You gotta back up there Rodney.”

The photographer’s name wasn’t Rodney.

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  1. Alec Baldwin turns to twitter after profane response to police and arrest - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Baldwin rants in his past seems to discredit him somewhat: calls reporter “Coon” and “Crackhead in early 2013 and then made headlnes last summer with a homophobic rant. In November, Baldwin chased […]

  2. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says:

    AT Global Dispatch I HAVE TYPED COMMENTARY IN SUPPORT OF, Ku Klux Klan; SO, I WILL NOT BE HYPOCRITICAL ON THIS ISSUE. I AM Negro White-Supremacist.

    THE PROBLEM WITH THIS ARTICLE IS IT NURTURES THE MYTH CAUCASIAN LIBERALS LOVE PEOPLE OF COLOR – BUT, THE TRUTH IS, MANY CAUCASIAN LIBERALS MERELY DO NOT WANT TO BE RUDE TO PEOPLE OF COLOR. INTERNALLY, THESE CAUCASIAN LIBERALS CHERISH THEIR Whiteness AND HOLD-ON TO TRADITIONAL CAUCASIAN BELIEFS THAT PEOPLE OF COLOR ARE GENETICALLY-UNCIVILIZED AND DO UNCIVILIZED THINGS. [The best example I know is Orenthal James Simpson. For Caucasians, Mr. Simpson was a “media darling;” so, for Caucasian liberals to immediately believe Mr. Simpson murdered two Caucasians is beyond hypocrisy]. IF DEMOGRAPHICAL STATISTICIANS ARE CORRECT IN PREDICTING PEOPLE OF COLOR IN AMERICA WILL OUTNUMBER CAUCASIANS BY YEAR 2030, CAUCASIAN LIBERALS WILL HAVE A STRONG NEED TO BE IN “COMMUNITY” WITH THEIR CAUCASIAN-CONSERVATIVE BRETHREN.

    MY POINT IS, THIS ARTICLE IS NEWS BECAUSE AMERICANS BELIEVE HOLLYWOOD IS A CESSPOOL OF CAUCASIAN ENTERTAINERS WHO ARE FASCINATED WITH PEOPLE OF COLOR. AS HUMANS – HOWEVER – OUR TRUE IDEOLOGIES “SPRING FORTH” WHEN WE ARE ANGRY. SO, THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING WRONG WITH Alec Baldwin’s comments TO G.N. Miller. Mr. Baldwin’s comments ARE BASED ON THE FACT CAUCASIANS HAVE PROVIDED AN ABUNDANCE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEGROES TO SUCCEED; BUT, THESE NEGROES REFUSE TO ASSIMILATE IN THE OVERALL AMERICAN [CAUCASIAN] CULTURE.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

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