NY press club condemns alleged photog assault

Actor Alec Baldwin attends the Gen Art film festival premiere of "Lymelife", in New York, on Wednesday, April 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer) (AP Photo/Peter Kramer)
June 21, 2012 6:59:57 AM PDT
The New York Press Club is condemning Alec Baldwin's alleged assault of a newspaper photographer outside a marriage license bureau.

The press club released a statement Wednesday saying Baldwin's actions "should not be tolerated." They say he is a public figure and that his activities are "legitimate subjects of media interest."

Police have confirmed that Daily News photographer Marcus Santos has filed a complaint against Baldwin. They say Santos claims he was punched while snapping photos of Baldwin and his fianc?e on Tuesday.

The "30 Rock" star says he was only protecting himself. Baldwin's publicist accused the photographer of being the aggressor and says the actor defended himself after the photographer assaulted him with a camera.

An NYPD spokeswoman says no charges have been filed and that police are investigating.


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