The Misadventures of Alec Baldwin

Actor Alec Baldwin was handcuffed by police after he allegedly rode his bike the wrong way on Fifth Avenue. Click through for more of Baldwin's misadventures over the years.

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 27: Actor Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Baldwin are seen in the Upper East Side of Manhattan on August 27, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/FilmMagic)
October 1995: Alec Baldwin allegedly assaulted photographer Alan Zanger for videotaping his then wife Kim Basinger and their 3-day-old daughter as they were returning home from the hospital where Basinger had given birth. Baldwin was ordered to pay Zanger $6,000 in damages, but the court found that Zanger was partly liable for the negligence ascribed to Baldwin.
April 2007: An angry voice mail left by Baldwin in response to an unanswered call to his daughter is released to the public. In it, Baldwin calls is 11-year-old daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig." Baldwin admitted that he made a mistake, but asked not to be judged as a parent based on a bad moment. He later admitted to Playboy in June 2009 that he contemplated suicide over the voice mail leak. In this 2007 photo Baldwin, in a pre-taped appearance for ABC's "The View," apologizes to his daughter.
December 2011: The "30 Rock" actor was removed from a plane at a Los Angeles airport after he was instructed to stop playing the game Words With Friends on his smart phone prior to takeoff. After being told to turn off the device, Baldwin reportedly became belligerent and was removed from the cabin. He later apologized to the passengers who were delayed. Here, Baldwin poses as the airline pilot of the flight he was kicked off of on "Saturday Night Live."
June 2012: Baldwin was splashed across the front pages of the international tabloids when cameras caught him allegedly attacking New York Daily News photographer Marcus Santos after he attempted to snap a photo of the actor. This June 20, 2012 photo shows Baldwin pointing to a photo of himself on the front page of the New York Daily News as he talks with late-night host David Letterman about the altercation.
April 11, 2012: Baldwin blasted the "Today" show after the morning news program sent a camera crew to his apartment building following the arrest of a woman who was allegedly stalking the actor. Taking to Twitter, Baldwin used the hashtag "#howthemightyhavefallen" and tweeted, "I think I'm leaving NBC just in time." Baldwin remained at NBC on "30 Rock" until the show ceased production in 2013. Here, he is pictured with his "30 Rock" co-star Tina Fey.
May 23, 2012: While attending the Cannes Film Festival, Baldwin told "anyone who'd listen" that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein was a "f---ing douchebag," according to The Hollywood Reporter. THR reported that Baldwin was angered when Weinstein refused to participate in the documentary he was filming at the festival. The two Hollywood heavyweights publicly called a truce later the same week.
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February 2013: Baldwin and a New York Post photographer both filed formal harassment complaints against each other after a heated exchange on a New York street, police confirmed. The New York Post reported Baldwin called the photographer a racial epithet during the confrontation, in addition to calling him a "crackhead" and "drug dealer." The paper also reported Baldwin grabbed a reporter's arm and told her, "I want you to choke to death." An audio recording of the dispute was handed over to the police, according to the paper. Baldwin denied the claims. and in a recent Twitter exchange concerning the allegations, he tweeted, "The NY DA Hate Crimes unit investigated and found no truth to the photographer's claim."
May 7, 2013: Following the announcement that his latest Broadway foray, a revival of "Orphans," was to close early due to poor ticket sales, Baldwin took to the web to slam Ben Brantley, the New York Times theater critic who panned the play. Writing for The Huffington Post, Baldwin criticized Brantley for his review in which he described Baldwin's portrayal as "a mutating cartoon of a performance, with only hints of the requisite menace." "Ben not a good writer," vented Baldwin, adding, "... Brantley is viewed as some odd, shriveled, bitter Dickensian clerk who has sought to assemble a compendium of essays on theatre, the gist of which often have no relationship to the events onstage themselves."
June, 2013: Baldwin took to Twitter to rant once again after his wife Hilaria was accused by The London Daily Mail of texting "upbeat posts" during James Gandolfini's funeral. One Baldwin tweet read: "Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That's not true. But I'm gonna tweet at your funeral." In a flurry of further tweets, Baldwin called Daily Mail reporter George Stark a "toxic little queen" and threatened he would "f--- you up." Baldwin quit Twitter following the incident. Here, Baldwin, left, and his wife Hilaria Thomas arrive at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine before funeral services actor James Gandolfini, Thursday, June 27, 2013, in New York.
Aug. 27, 2013: Baldwin was photographed pushing a photographer against a car near New York University's Greenwich Village campus. The altercation reportedly began after the paparazzo began following Baldwin's wife and new mother Hilaria into a store.
Nov. 14, 2013: A Canadian actress was convicted of stalking and harassing Baldwin, and sentenced to 180 days in jail. 41-year-old Genevieve Sabourin was found guilty of five counts, including stalking Baldwin's wife. Baldwin says Sabourin began stalking him after he took her to dinner to give her career advice. She says they had a fling that soured, and all she wanted afterward was an explanation. It was after Sabourin's initial arrest that "Today" sent a film crew to Baldwin's apartment building.
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November 2013: Baldwin is accused of yelling a homophobic slur at a paparazzo, and went into yet another Twitter rant to defend himself. "If c'sucker offends, then I apologize. Anti-gay? ...I'm grateful to all of the ppl I meet + hear from who recognize that I would never say something to offend my friends in the gay community," a partial tweet read.
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November, 2013: Baldwin and MSNBC announce they are ending his weekly talk show after the actor had been suspended for two weeks for using an anti-gay slur in a New York City street encounter. MSNBC said it was a "mutual parting and we wish Alec all the best." "Up Late with Alec Baldwin" had aired only five episodes.
Jan. 28, 2014: Baldwin tweeted that when he and his wife Hilaria were returning to New York from a vacation in the Bahamas, their 5-month-old daughter Carmen was stopped by security for a pat-down at the airport. "Flying from Nassau, Bahamas 2 NY. TSA 'random selects' my 5 month old daughter 4 a pat down. am not kidding." he tweeted.
Feb. 24, 2014: The actor pens a 5,000 word essay for New York magazine saying "goodbye to public life." In the article he writes of wanting to move to California, detailed his "s--tty 2013," says he is in no way a homophobe, accuses MSNBC host Rachel Maddow of spearheading his firing at the network, and promises he will never "talk about my private life in an American publication ever again."
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May 13, 2014: Baldwin was handcuffed by police after he allegedly rode his bike the wrong way on Manhattan's Fifth Avenue and argued with officers who tried to ticket him. He later tweeted that "New York City is a mismanaged carnival of stupidity that is desperate for revenue and anxious to criminalize behavior once thought benign."
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