The wrath of Alec Baldwin hits the streets again! Alec allegedly (though there seem to be several witnesses at the scene of the event) grabbed a photographer in NYC after he was becoming annoyed with constant questions and the photog’s insistence on snapping some pictures of his wife, Hilaria. The NYPD got involved and friends close to Alec say that, of course, the photog was the initial aggressor.
TMZ reports: “We spoke to the photog — not a TMZ guy — who tells us he did nothing to provoke Alec saying, “All I can say is I was doing my job asking him normal questions and he flipped. That’s all.” The photog says he called police … and cops responded to the scene.
Supposedly, Hilaria was with him during the time of the incident and she, trying to get out of the photog’s gaze, ran into a nearby tea store. Alec’s friend reports, “What kind of sick twisted psychopath chases a woman who just got out of the hospital from having a baby into a tea store?”
Apparently, some nasty pushing and shoving ensued, all of which was observed by citygoers. While the NYPD did get involved, it’s become known that both parties admitted to pushing/shoving. Nobody has pressed charges. They both walked away — probably with major frownage.
What is with all these celebrities and photogs recently? I know celebrities get tired of the paparazzi. It’s understandable. But by being celebs they have, in a way, hurled themselves into an “understanding” that they will be photographed. That aside, it’s a photographer’s responsibility to treat celebrities with respect. We weren’t at the scene, so we don’t know who started what . . . . perhaps both celebs and paps should start learning how to keep their hands to themselves. Remember that #1 Kindergarten rule, folks?
What do you all think about this never ending chaos between the paparazzo and the celebrity?
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