NY Post photographer accuses Alec Baldwin of using racial epithet?

http://twitter.com/#!/ABFalecbaldwin/status/303317483295752192

Baldwin denied the allegation:

That’s kind of magical thinking, isn’t it?The Post accusing me of racism?

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2013

@gothamist Here’s my statement.I did use the N word in relation to the photographer…..no talent.

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2013

@gothamist Here’s another:Why did the photographer make no mention of this when the cops showed up? Cops make rather good witnesses

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2013

Earlier today, he said he had filed a formal complaint against the photographer:

Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came 2 my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post “photographer” who assaulted me.

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 17, 2013

It isn’t the first time Baldwin has been involved in an altercation with a photographer.

We’re not yet sure why the current dispute arose — perhaps it has something to do with this? — but we’ll keep you up to date on any developments.

Update: The New York Post published the article today.

Yikes RT @nypost: Alec Baldwin lashes out in race-fueled rant against NewYorkPost photographernyp.st/151gb1B

— maggie haberman (@maggiepolitico) February 18, 2013

Oh so tolerant liberal DEMOCRAT uses racial slurs – Alec Baldwin fast & slur-ious – m.NYPOST.com nypost.com/p/news/local/a…

— Melissia (@ProudoftheUSA) February 18, 2013

More from The New York Post:

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.

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.

At one point, Miller showed Baldwin ID to prove he’s a retired NYPD cop, which Baldwin dismissed as “fake.” Cops were called, and Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, both filed harassment claims against each other.

Wow. For shame, Baldwin.

Update: The cover.

Alec Baldwin in ugly confrontation with @nypost reporter & photographer. nypost.com/p/news/local/a… twitter.com/nycjim/status/…

— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) February 18, 2013

Twitchy will continue to monitor this story and update with further developments.

Update: Unreal.

I find it ironic that my foundation’s last grant was $50,000 to the Arthur Ashe Learning Center.

— ABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) February 18, 2013

Related:

Backlash: Alec Baldwin accused of racist rant; People ask, ‘Do you support your spokesman, Capital One?’

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