Alec Baldwin denied hurling a racial slur at a New York Post photographer after telling another reporter he wanted her to "choke to death," the Post reported Monday.
Baldwin allegedly called the black Post photographer a racial epithet, a "crackhead" and a "drug dealer" when the photographer and a reporter approached him on the street in Manhattan's East Village.
The Post reported that Baldwin, when asked for comment about a lawsuit against his wife, Hilaria, grabbed reporter Tara Palmeri's arm and said, "I want you to choke to death."
He then turned to G.N. Miller, a staff photographer at the Post, a "coon, a drug dealer," according to the article.
Both Miller, 56, and Baldwin, 54, filed harassment claims against each other on Sunday.
"My publicist has just informed me that the "photographer" from the Post is claiming I called him a racial epithet, prior to calling the cops," Baldwin tweeted after the incident. "That's kind of magical thinking, isn't it? The Post accusing me of racism?"
Both the Post and Baldwin did not immediately respond to requests for comment.