Is it any secret that Alec Baldwin is full-on rage-monster full of anger, contempt, volatility, bile and RAAAAAAGE?!? Yeah. I think the cat’s out of the bag on that one, and even though Alec pretends that his yoga-instructor fiancée helps “calm him down,” The Rage Monster still lurks. The Rage Monster waits, patiently, for any opportunity to RAGE!!! And The Rage Monster came out this morning in NYC. Alec and Hilaria Thomas were in NYC getting a wedding license. When they came out of the office, Alec basically lost his mind and started going after a photographer for the New York Daily News. It’s the truth – look at the photos here. Here’s the NYDN report:
An enraged Alec Baldwin punched a Daily News photographer in the chin Tuesday morning for snapping his picture outside the city Marriage License Bureau. The volatile “30 Rock” star popped lensman Marcus Santos once in the face outside the Worth St. office after apparently obtaining a license to wed fiancee Hilaria Thomas.
Santos was standing innocently with two other photographers when Baldwin, 54, approached with an angry glare.
“He was looking mad,” said Santos. “He said, ‘Step back, step back.’ I said, ‘We’re moving back.’”
Baldwin then grabbed a second News photographer, Jefferson Siegel, and Santos told the “Rock of Ages” star to back off.
“I said, ‘Don’t touch him,’” the 42-year-old Santos said. “I knew he was going to attack me. I stepped back, and he kept coming. “He comes after me, starts shoving and punching me — one time, right in the chin. And then he started shoving me, and pushing me. Then he goes the other way.”
Eyewitness Goran Veljic said Baldwin’s face filled with rage as he went after the shooters.
“He was like crazy, you know?” said freelancer Veljic, who takes photos outside the office every day. “There was an eruption of mad. … You’re going to get a marriage license, you should be happy. What happened with this guy?”
Baldwin, whose first marriage to Oscar-winning actress Kim Basinger ended in a contentious divorce, had seemingly found serenity with his younger yoga instructor. But his notorious nasty side surfaced on the otherwise happy occasion as Baldwin stormed away without saying a word. Thomas, 28, was not with Baldwin when the punch was thrown.
I think this is exactly what happened. Even if the NYDN didn’t have photographic evidence, I would be completely willing to believe that Alec Baldwin lost his sh-t on several photographers for literally no reason. But of course, Alec has a reason! Alec got on his Twitter account to tell his side of the story. Some of his tweets from today:
So Alec’s story is that a paparazzo “almost hit him in the face with his camera”. Thus, RAGE MONSTER ATTACK!!! Yeah. Not buying it. Also, I think the “if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over” reference is in extremely poor taste. Alec Baldwin lost his s–t over a paparazzo, as he has done many, many times before. It wasn’t about race, or a slain child, or a community reeling from a devastating loss – it was about Alec being full of rage. Let’s take down the drama.
Here’s one of the NYDN photos:
Photos courtesy of WENN and Jefferson Siegel/NYDN.
Written by Kaiser
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