A "30 Rock" actor is accused of firing racial epithets and death threats at a photographer in a heated confrontation. Two guesses who it could be...
No, not Jack McBrayer. According to The New York Post, Alec Baldwin is in hot water once again following a stand-off with one of their reporter/photographer teams. The actor was approached by the reporter to request a comment relating to a lawsuit against his wife Hilaria. The reporter told police that when pressed for comment, Baldwin grabbed her arm and told her "I want you to choke to death."
It doesn't get better from there -- the reporter turned over a tape recording of the incident, in which Baldwin goes on to call her photographer, retired NYPD cop G.N. Miller, a "coon", "crackhead", and "a drug dealer" who "just got out of jail."
Baldwin's refuted the racial epithets, saying in a statement, "The claim of racist remarks is one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life."
The actor continued in an interview with Gothamist, saying the accusations are just another instance of paparazzi bullying. "I don't think I've ever uttered a racial epithet to someone in my lifetime," he said. Baldwin then said that Miller "bumped into me. ... He banged into me with his shoulder, because he was right on top of me with the camera," he said. "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 countered. "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."
Both Miller and Baldwin have filed harassment claims against one another after police were called to the scene. Neither complaint will go further unless either man decides to pursue civil action.