The photographer reportedly called the police, and cops responded to the scene. Baldwin, 55, was defending his 29-year-old wife Hilaria, a friend of the Emmy winner told celebrity website TMZ.com. Hilaria, who just gave birth to the couple’s daughter on Friday, had to duck into a tea shop to avoid the unshakable snapper, the friend said.
A pick of Hilaria taken at the scene shows the brunette beauty wagging her finger at someone with a stern look on her face. “What kind of sick twisted psychopath chases a woman who just got out of the hospital from having a baby into a tea store?” the friend told TMZ. Baldwin has a long history of angry scraps with shutterbugs. He was the subject of a criminal investigation last summer after a Daily News photographer said the actor socked him in the face outside the city’s Marriage License Bureau.
Baldwin’s spokesman said “no punches were thrown” and that any physical contact resulted from the “30 Rock” star trying to protect himself.
Baldwin quickly took to Twitter to compare the June 2012 incident to the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin. “I suppose if the offending paparazzi was wearing a hoodie and I shot him, it would all blow over,” he tweeted.
The actor previously lashed out at photographers in California in 1995 and Manhattan in 2010.
“Since giving birth, the word ‘love’ has taken on a whole new meaning. Its depth, and intensity are overwhelming in the most welcome way,” she tweeted Monday.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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