After he was recently arrested for getting into a scuffle with a man over a parking space in Manhattan, actor Alec Baldwin is facing more controversy.
Tara Palmeri (pictured above right), an ABC News White House correspondent, is now recalling on Twitter how Baldwin once said something incredibly awful to her when she was working as a tabloid reporter in New York City.
“Alec Baldwin also told me, ‘I hope you choke to death’ when I was on assignment, staking out his house,” Palmeri said.
She was working for the New York Post at the time when Baldwin allegedly told her that he hoped she choked to death.
Alec Baldwin also told me "I hope you choke to death" when I was on assignment, staking out his house https://t.co/JAgMkGGwDM
— Tara Palmeri (@tarapalmeri) November 2, 2018
Palmeri also alleged that Baldwin grabbed her arm — and that the Post played a recording of the actor’s verbal threat to police.
Palmeri’s tweet was in response to yet another woman’s sharing a bad experience she had with the actor.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman said the “Saturday Night Live” actor once blocked her on Twitter and berated her for covering an event he was involved with in a way that he did not find satisfactory.
“Baldwin was the first person I ever experienced being blocked by on Twitter, after he used his account with hundreds of thousands of followers to berate me for … writing about a fundraiser he’d hosted in a way he didn’t find satisfactory,” she tweeted.
Hours after his recent scuffle in New York City, Baldwin said, according to Fox News, “Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much. I realize that it has become a sport to tag people (with) as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment.”
Baldwin may have become a figure beloved by the media in the last few years, thanks to his Donald Trump criticisms and his wacky portrayal of the man on “SNL.”
But he has long been a controversial public figure who has inspired headlines with his anger.
Baldwin has been accused of everything from assaulting photographers to hurling homophobic slurs at reporters — something he denies.
The media overlooked Baldwin’s controversial past because he said all the right political things and was more anti-Trump than most.
But these recent events and revelations reveal that Baldwin was always a troubled public figure — who probably should have stayed away from politics.