Alec Baldwin Hurled Slur at Our Photographer: Post
Actor says it's just a 'new low' for the tabloid
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 18, 2013 9:17 AM CST
Host Alec Baldwin appears onstage at the 2nd Annual NFL Honors on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in New Orleans.   (Photo by AJ Mast/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – Is Alec Baldwin going down the Mel Gibson road? A New York Post reporter says that when she approached Baldwin yesterday morning while he was walking his dogs, he grabbed her by the arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death." He then allegedly called a black Post photographer who was with her a "coon," an "ex-con," and a "drug dealer." Reporter Tara Palmeri, who had been asking Baldwin about the yoga lawsuit recently filed against his wife, apparently got the encounter on tape and played it for police.

The cops were called, and both Baldwin and the photographer, GN Miller, filed harassment claims against one another. Miller, who the Post identifies several times as a former NYPD detective, claimed Baldwin bumped him in the chest, while Baldwin claimed Miller "pushed into him." Humorous tidbit: The police report also claims Baldwin made "disparaging remarks" about Miller's mother. Baldwin talked to Gothamist about the encounter, calling it a "new low" for the Post and posing the following question about the supposed slur, "Why did the photographer make no mention of this when the cops showed up? Cops make rather good witnesses."

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Feb 18, 2013 2:55 PM CST
Wonder who owns the NY Post. Murdoch? Shocking. Not.
Feb 18, 2013 2:51 PM CST
From TMZ... "New info on the audio tape of the confrontation between Baldwin and the Post photog. Sources tell us ... there is NO mention of a racial slur on the tape. And, we're told, the initial story -- that Baldwin allegedly said "I want to choke you to death" -- is incorrect. We're told in fact Baldwin said, "I want you to choke to death," which is exactly what Baldwin claimed he said." Read more:
Feb 18, 2013 2:47 PM CST
Turns out there's no racial slur on the tape the "reporter" claims to have. The NY Post is a tabloid rag and if they can't find gossip, they make it up.