Alec Baldwin has found himself in legal trouble again, just months after he was sued for the death of Halyna Hutchins on the set of the movie Rust.
The actor has been laying low since the tragic event, and has been diagnosed with PTSD.
His wife said:
‘MY HUSBAND IS SUFFERING FROM PTSD RIGHT NOW,’
‘IT’S SOMETHING THAT IS NOT JUST FROM WHAT HAPPENED RECENTLY BUT HE’S BEEN SUFFERING FROM THIS FOR A VERY, VERY, VERY LONG TIME…’
Asked by @GStephanopoulos how a real bullet got on the "Rust" set, Alec Baldwin says: “I have no idea. Someone put a live bullet in a gun. A bullet that wasn’t even supposed to be on the property.”
— ABC News (@ABC) December 1, 2021
Baldwin is now facing fresh legal trouble after being sued by the sister of a marine killed in Afghanistan after he called her an ‘insurrectionist’ because she posted selfies in Washington on January 6.
Rylee McCollum, 20, along with 13 others, died in a bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
After hearing the tragic news of McCollum’s death, Baldwin reached out to his sister and wrote a check for $5,000 for Jiennah Crayton, McCollum’s widow, and the couple’s newborn baby.
However, the soldier’s sister, Roice McCollum, recently posted a ‘throwback’ picture on Instagram taken in Washington on the day of the insurrection in 2020. And the actor didn’t take kindly to it.
Baldwin told her:
‘When I sent the $ for your late brother, out of real respect for his service to this country, I didn’t know you were a January 6th rioter,’
‘Your activities resulted in the unlawful destruction of government property, the death of a law enforcement officer, an assault on the certification of the presidential election. I reposted your photo. Good luck,
McCollum strenuously denies being involved in the riot and was cleared of any wrongdoing.
She is now suing the actor for $25million in damages for defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
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