Alec Baldwin addresses racist rumors on 'The Late Show'


Even as he gets older and older, the drama that seems to constantly find Alec Baldwin does not seem to be slowing down - or slowing him down. His most recent incident involved a photographer who claims that the beloved actor attacked him with racially-charged rhetoric during a confrontation earlier this month.

Last night, Baldwin went on The Late Show with David Letterman and defended himself, saying that "there was no evidence" to support the allegations.

"There was no evidence … that I ever said something racial. I thought it was interesting, by the way, that they assigned a word to me I haven’t heard since Rod Steiger was in ‘In the Heat of the Night.' This is a word that is usually confined to a certain part of the South in the early '60s," he said.

Since 30 Rock ended, the actor has slid across Manhattan to prepare for a turn in the upcoming Broadway play Orphans. It is there that he had his run in with the New York Post photographer, who says that the actor called him a "coon," "crackhead" and "drug dealer." He filed a police report, which Baldwin quickly challenged, saying that, "The claim of racist remarks is one of the most outrageous things I’ve heard in my life."


- The Late Show with David Letterman
- Alec Baldwin

Written by: Hamatosan
Feb 26th, 2013, 9:12 am

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