Inside Alec & Hilaria Baldwin’s eight biggest controversies after couple pulled over by cops & cinematographer shot dead

HILARIA Baldwin last week slammed trolls she accused of "creating drama" for her troubled movie star husband Alec.

But the couple have made plenty of drama for themselves and have been at the centre of a string of controversies over the years.

At the weekend, The Sun told how Alec and Hilaria were pulled over by cops in the Hamptons.

Alec, 63, was pictured sitting in his Range Rover while yoga teacher Hilaria, 37, was quizzed by officers at the roadside.

The couple headed to their Long Island retreat after it emerged the FBI got a warrant to seize his phone while investigating a fatal shooting.

Earlier this month Hilaria said her husband was suffering from PTSD following the tragic accident on the set of his movie Rust.

It was the latest in a long line of controversies for the 30 Rock star and his mom-of-six wife.

Baldwin earned the nickname Angry Alec during a turbulent career marred by high-profile public outbursts and brawls with paparazzi.

Prop gun shooting

In October, Baldwin was holding a prop gun when it fired a live bullet, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, and wounding director Joel Souza.

Hours later he was pictured sobbing on the phone outside a police station where he was questioned in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Baldwin, producer as well as star, later recalled how he cocked the revolver and released the hammer while rehearsing a scene but "did not pull the trigger".

He told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos in a tearful interview: "Someone put a live bullet in a gun – a bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”

Yesterday Halyna's dad told The Sun he believes the star is at least "partly responsible" for her death after he said he was not to blame.

Ex submarine captain Anatoly Androsovych said: “It is clear to me Baldwin fired the shot from his hand so it’s hard for me to understand how he cannot be held partly responsible for my daughter’s death.”

Alec and Hilaria were slammed as "tone deaf" for celebrating Halloween with their kids on Instagram just a week after the shooting.

'Fake accent'

Hilaria was caught in a storm of her own a year ago after she was accused of using a fake Spanish accent and lying about her upbringing.

It emerged she grew up in a $4m mansion in Boston – not in Spain as she had claimed.

She also changed her name from Hilary.

The row saw her dumped by social media sponsors and she was widely mocked.

Alec angrily hit back at the criticism on Instagram, calling it “Just a lot of s***."

Hilaria insisted she did not lie, saying she spent a lot of time in Spain as a child and "lived between cultures".

She had previously been sued by a member of her yoga class who claimed he suffered long-term injury falling through a glass window.

Hilaria later yelled at him in the street and accused him of traumatising her with the legal case, a pal told The Sun.

Trump 'Nazi' shame

Baldwin won one of his three Emmy awards for his star turn impersonating Donald Trump in a series of Saturday Night skits.

But he also vented his own personal fury at the President in furious and homorless online rants.

After last November's election he shocked fans with a tweet comparing the Republican candidate to a Nazi.

He said: "Bury Trump in a Nazi graveyard and put a swastika on his grave.

"The majority of Americans made the right choice. Trump is a maniac."

Earlier he had defended his choice to mock Trump on SNL while the President was in hospital with Covid.

He said he would not have done it if Trump been "truly, gravely ill."

Road rage arrest

Baldwin was charged with assault after allegedly punching a man in the face in a row over a parking space in November 2018.

The actor was said to have flown into a rage after the Saab driver nipped into a space where he was trying to park his Cadillac Escalade in Manhattan.

Cops said the two men were arguing and pushing each other before Baldwin turned violent and the 49-year-old motorist was taken to hospital with jaw pains.

But Baldwin claimed the reports were false and denied punching the other man.

The actor pleaded guilty to assault and agreed to take an anger management course.

However he later sued the victim for defamation, claiming his bogus account of the attack led to him being "falsely imprisoned and charged with a crime he did not commit".

Baldwin was also arrested in 2014 after allegedly yelling abuse at a cop who tried to book him for riding a bike the wrong way up a street in New York.

Once in custody, Baldwin reportedly asked the desk supervisor: "How old are these officers, that they don’t know who I am?"

Bust-ups with photographers

In August 2013, Baldwin was pictured wrestling with a photographer for the New York Daily News and pinning him to a car hood.

Hilaria reportedly took refuge from his rage in a coffee shop.

The actor angrily confronted the snapper, accusing him of pursuing him and his wife and their newborn baby in Manhattan.

Pictures taken by another photographer show Baldwin holding the other man by his collar and pushing him over a parked car.

It was not his first such clash.

A year earlier, Baldwin was pictured allegedly "shoving" a photographer who turned up after obtained his marriage license to Hilaria in 2012.

He claimed the star had lunged at him "like a raging bull".

And in 1995, the Miami Blues star was sued over an altercation with another photographer as he and then-wife Kim Basinger returned from hospital with three-day-old daughter Ireland.

The pair shared a heated exchange of words before the actor allegedly punched the other man on the nose.

The case went to court but Baldwin was eventually acquitted of misdemeanor battery.

Infamous 'pig' voicemail

Baldwin made headlines with Ireland again after leaving a scathing voicemail for his daughter, who was then aged just 11.

Over nearly two minutes, Baldwin launched into the vicious diatribe after Ireland screened one of his calls.

He called her a "rude thoughtless little pig", and added: "You don't have the brains or the decency as a human being.

"I don't give a damn that you're 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you're a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do as far as I'm concerned.

"Once again I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone."

The actor apologized, and Ireland is said to have accepted it as a reaction to her dad's frustration over a custody battle with Kim.

Eight years later, the pair even joked about it as Ireland posted a photo of him reading her a book called If I Were A Pig.

Air rage row

Baldwin was booted off an American Airlines jet in 2011 after a refusing to turn off his iPad for takeoff while playing a round of Words With Friends.

He allegedly flew into a rage at cabin crew and slammed a toilet door so hard it alarmed the pilots on the flight deck.

They diverted the plane back to the departure gate in Los Angeles so he could be removed.

Baldwin raged about it on Twitter,saying the airline was "where Catholic school gym teachers from the 1950's find jobs as flight attendants."

His spokesman made light of it, saying: "He loves Words With Friends so much that he was willing to leave a plane for it." 

But other passengers claimed he was also talking on his phone, not just playing a game, and a crew member claimed he became "violent and aggressive".

'Homophobic' rants

In June 2013, Baldwin was accused of homophobia after defending Hilaria when a reporter claimed she was tweeting during the funeral of Sopranos star James Gandolfini. 

In an expletive-laden rant directed at the journalist, he raged on Twitter: “Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral.

"Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral … you toxic little queen.”

Five months later, Baldwin was caught on tape yelling at a photographer, calling him a "c***sucking f***" outside his apartment.

Baldwin denied making the comment, but his MSNBC talk show Up Late With Alec Baldwin was pulled from the air.

He has faced allegations of homophobia before.

In 2011 he was accused of calling a Starbucks barista an "uptight queen", and in 2012 he called the New York Daily News editor an "English queen".

In 1997 he allegedly called a in Central Park horse carriage driver a "f****t".

    Source: Read Full Article