We already knew that Alec Baldwin beat a man with a fruit tray in a New York City restaurant and threatened to kill him. We didn’t know the extent of the assault.
Now we do: According to the criminal complaint against Baldwin filed Wednesday and obtained by TMZ, Baldwin threatened to shoot and kill the unidentified caller. The alleged victim had called 911 to report the attack, which was captured on tape.
Another detail: As Bieber was walking away, Baldwin pushed the other man — who is still unnamed — to the ground. Apparently Baldwin was verbally abusing the man before “accepting that he was now being pushed in the same direction” and then beating him, citing “let me get out of the way” as a main reason he was shoved.
Baldwin quickly issued a statement to his fans explaining his side of the story.
“I was brutally attacked Saturday night by a New York paparazzi,” Baldwin said. “That being said, I understand and accept the apology offered by the [Paparazzi] for their rough handling of my daughter.”
“This was a private moment caught on tape and is being turned into a negative media spectacle,” Baldwin continued. “Some things are worth standing up for. The right to privacy, for instance. I have fought for this throughout my career and continue to believe it is essential in the pursuit of legitimate reporting.”
TMZ reported that Baldwin could be facing felony assault charges for the “thuggish” way he was handled.
Feud? Seems like it…
The actor has been working hard to avoid another war with his “30 Rock” co-star.
Baldwin recently tweeted that he would go to court on his wife Hilaria’s behalf in a dispute with the man who threw the fruit at the couple.
“A man hit my wife with a bag of fruit during lunch. That is unacceptable,” Baldwin wrote on his Twitter page earlier this month. “We just moved to NY with our baby to be closer to family and now this?.”
Baldwin was also one of the celebrities protesting in support of Marissa Alexander, a Florida woman who was sentenced to 20 years in prison after shooting a gun in her own home.
Does that make him a bulwark against the gun lobby?