Alec Baldwin went on a Twitter rampage after a reporter claimed that wife Hilaria was Tweeting during James Gandolfini’s funeral service, something Alec denies.
The Daily Mail’s George Stark reported that Hilaria’s Twitter page was “was full of upbeat posts” during Thursday’s service for the late “Sopranos” star. After the report surfaced, Alec unleashed on the reporter in a series of Tweets, which many are calling homophobic.
“Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral,” Alec Tweeted from his account, which has since been deleted.
“George Stark, you lying little bitch. I am gonna f%#@ you up,” he continued. “I want all of my followers and beyond to straighten out this f***ing little b****, George Stark. … My wife and I attend a funeral to pay our respects to an old friend, and some toxic Brit writes this f***ing trash.”
Baldwin’s rant – which included threats – continued with, “[I would] put my foot up your f***ing a**, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much. … I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f***…you…
Adding, “My wife DID NOT use her phone, in any capacity, at our friends funeral. Now, f*** this twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth.”
A rep for Baldwin told Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush that Hilaria, who is seven months pregnant, attended a small private family service for the late actor prior to the funeral service and that she left her phone in the car. The actor’s rep explained that during the larger funeral service, she had to leave because she was dehydrated, not feeling well.
Baldwin also explained the situation to CNN.
“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,” Baldwin said on Friday in a statement.
A rep for Stark was not available for comment when contacted by Access on Friday.