NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Actor Alec Baldwin has found himself in yet another scandal and PR headache.
According to the New York Post, a reporter for the paper approached the “30 Rock” star outside his East Village apartment on Sunday morning to ask Baldwin for a comment on a lawsuit against his wife.
The Post reported that Baldwin grabbed reporter Tara Palmeri’s arm and told her he wanted to choke her to death. Palmeri reportedly played a recording of Baldwin’s remarks to the police.
The actor then called Post photographer G.N. Miller racial slurs, the Post reported, and then police were called to the scene.
“That’s not cool at all. I hope that it wasn’t true because I am a fan of his. I definitely hope it’s not true. If it is, shame on you,” an East Village resident told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck on Monday.