NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Alec Baldwin says he can’t live in New York anymore.
In the most recent issue of New York Magazine, the actor said the paparazzi have become more aggressive with the city’s celebrity residents.
He said that’s what’s forcing him to think about saying goodbye to public life and the Big Apple.
“I probably have to move out of New York,” he said. “I just can’t live in New York anymore. Everything I hated about L.A. I’m beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal. I used to hate that. But New York has changed.”
Baldwin has had several run-ins with photographers.
In November, Baldwin snapped at a CBS 2 photographer after testifying at the trial of his now-convicted stalker.
He and a New York Post lensman filed harassment complaints against each other after an altercation last year and a Daily News photographer said Baldwin punched him in 2012, which Baldwin denied.
The article came out as Australian actor Sam Worthington was arrested in New York City for punching a photographer after the man kicked Worthington’s girlfriend in the shin.
The 37-year-old “Avatar” star was arrested on an assault charge following the incident at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday in Greenwich Village.
He was released on a desk appearance ticket and is due back in court on Feb. 26. Police did not say what caused the scuffle.
The photographer, 37-year-old Sheng Li, was arrested on charges of reckless endangerment, assault and harassment. He’s being held pending arraignment.
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