In light of the report that Alec Baldwin threatened a female reporter and also hurled racial insults at a photographer, New York State Senator Malcolm Smith has a message for Hollywood.
"If these allegations are true, then no television network or film studio should hire the veteran actor until he seeks help," Smith tells TMZ. In today’s modern ag.e it’s a disgrace that people still use remarks that provide hatred to others based on race or orgin."
Baldwin is accused of telling a New York Post writer that she ought to choke to death, while supposedly referring to her African-American colleague as a "coon" and a "drug dealer," among other slights.
The confrontation - which the actor does admit took place - started when Baldwin was asked to comment on a lawsuit facing his wife in which a man is taking Hilaria Thomas to court over an injury he suffered in her Yoga class.
But Baldwin's rep says the racial epithet aspect of the story is "outrageous" and untrue, with Baldwin's only comment so far a Tweet from this morning that reads:
"I find it ironic that my foundation's last grant was $50,000 to the Arthur Ashe Learning Center."
Take that for what you will.