Actor uses homophobic language and threats of violence against Daily Mail reporter who accused his wife of tweeting during James Gandolfini's funeral
Daily Mail reporter George Stark used the timeline of Hilaria Baldwin's tweets to write that she tweeted repeatedly during the service. (She denied it, and "sources close to Hilaria" told The Daily Mail that they left through a side door during the service because Hilaria, who is pregnant, felt faint in the heat.)
Baldwin, known for angry outbursts, defended his wife with several tweets from his own account that were laced with homophobic terms and threats of violence against Stark.
"If (sic) put my foot up your f—ing ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much," Baldwin tweeted. He followed that with: "I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna f— … you … up."
Baldwin then said he no longer has publicists ("I fired them"), but his representative, Matthew Hiltzik, said he is still working with Baldwin and his wife.
"It's disgraceful that a reporter would manufacture and publish a story and not call for comment or explanation — especially when it's intended to take away attention from honoring the memory of a beloved figure like James Gandolfini," Hiltzik told TheWrap.
He also denied that Hilaria tweeted during the service, saying she left her phone in the car and therefore tweeting during the funeral would have been impossible. Hiltzik had no comment on Baldwin's homophobic language.
Here are screenshots of Baldwin's entire rant (in reverse order), courtesy of Peter Sterne: