Alec Baldwin, N.Y. Post photographer file harassment claims

Alec Baldwin arrives at the premiere of "Rise of the Guardians" during the 2012 AFI Fest on Nov. 4, 2012 in Hollywood. Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images For AFI

New York City police are investigating harassment complaints made by actor Alec Baldwin and a New York Post photographer after an altercation.

According to police, photographer G.N. Miller says the former "30 Rock" star yelled racial epithets and other insults when he was trying to take pictures of the actor outside his Manhattan apartment. Baldwin maintains he hollered at the photographer, but never said anything racist. He called the allegations "outrageous."

The New York Post has weighed in on the story, claiming that Baldwin referred to the photographer as a "crackhead" and a "drug dealer," among other things.

Following the altercation, Baldwin took to Twitter to post claims there is an audio recording proving he did not use racist or threatening language during the incident.

Baldwin called police and filed a harassment complaint Monday after the incident. The photographer later filed a cross-complaint.

The police department's Hate Crimes Task force was looking into the allegations.

  • CBS News Staff

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