New York Senator Malcolm Smith Urges Hollywood To Blacklist Alec Baldwin
New York state senator Malcolm Smith is calling on Hollywood producers to blacklist Alec Baldwin if the alleged racist comments he made to a New York Post photographer on Sunday are true.
Baldwin was approached by a Post reporter and photographer while walking his dogs outside his apartment in New York City Sunday morning and was asked to comment on a recent injury lawsuit filed against his wife, Hilaria; a yoga instructor.
Post reporter Tara Palmeri told police that Bladwin grabbed her arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death."
Baldwin then turned to photographer G.N. Miller and reportedly called him a "coon" and a "drug dealer."
According to the Post, Palmeri played a tape recording of the incident when she filed her claim.
Miller, a retired NYPD officer showed Baldwin his ID, which the actor called "fake."
Baldwin also filed a complaint, later tweeting about the incident and referring to Miller with the name "Ralston"; calling him an "ex-crackhead 'photographer.'" The posts were taken down from Baldwin's twitter shortly after.
Now Senator Smith has asked movie and TV producers to not hire Baldwin until he seeks help for anger management.
"If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help," Smith said in a statement on Monday. "In today's modern age it's a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race or origin."
A rep for Baldwin calls the allegations "completely false."