Baldwin Punched Me in the Face: Photog
Accuses Alec of violent confrontation after obtaining marriage license
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 19, 2012 11:17 AM CDT
In this Feb. 4, 2012 file photo, host Alec Baldwin speaks during the inaugural NFL Honors show in Indianapolis.   (AP Photo/Marcio Sanchez, File)

(Newser) – Alec Baldwin got his marriage license today, but it wasn't all flowers and romance: Upon leaving New York City's Marriage License Bureau, he punched a New York Daily News photographer in the face, the paper claims (and it has photos of the encounter). Marcus Santos was "standing innocently," according to the newspaper, when an angry Baldwin approached and told him to move back. Baldwin then allegedly grabbed another photographer also standing there, Santos told him to let go, and you can imagine the rest.

"He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me—one time, right in the chin," Santos says. A witness says Baldwin was indeed "crazy," but sources tell TMZ Baldwin simply pushed Santos after the photog nearly hit him with his camera; that's the story Baldwin himself gave on Twitter, before classily ending his tweet with the hashtag "#allpaparazzishouldbewaterboarded." He later tweeted, "I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over..." More intrigue: Gawker implies Baldwin may actually have gotten married, rather than simply obtained his license. (Click to see which other celeb troublemaker had a more peaceful wedding yesterday.)

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Jun 20, 2012 9:45 AM CDT
alex should be grateful for paps....he's a vulgar fat guy who got lucky....keep it up and everybody who used to like Mel G. and now cant stand him, will be on your hit parade, alex. go home, count your $, sleep w/your too young chick, thank God you let Kim have the baby (sooo gorgeous, not like your family) and shut the hell up.. get a dictionary...look up gracious.......i already boycott you on gp....i see shitty thru the tv.
Jun 20, 2012 9:14 AM CDT
Isn't the point of news, regardless of its importance or whether it's being summarised, that we don't 'imagine the rest'?
Jun 20, 2012 9:03 AM CDT
thats what you get for calling yourself a reporter and all you do is bother people ..if it was me i would have given a few kicks as well ...better if he was down