Alec Baldwin ‘verbally berated’ female server at gala leaving her ‘shocked and upset’ – after making first red carpet appearance since charges were dropped in Rust shooting
Alec Baldwin allegedly ‘yelled’ at a female server at Thursday night’s PEN America Literary Gala in NYC – leaving her ‘shocked and upset’, reports Page Six.
The actor, 65, who made his return to the red carpet after all charges were dropped against for accidentally shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust – is said to have become frustrated when the server began delivering meals to a table while he was stood up talking.
A source told the publication the incident unfolded when Baldwin stood to chat with someone a ‘couple of minutes before the line of servers come all at once to deliver the meals.’
The server, said to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was allegedly stuck behind the actor as he was chatting, with the source saying: ‘Then, when she could pass, she started putting plates on the table. I guess he didn’t like that she did that with him standing there.’
The actor is then said to have started ‘scolding her’ with the ‘visibly upset’ server overheard telling someone: ‘I don’t know why he yelled at me.’
Alleged: Alec Baldwin allegedly ‘yelled’ at a female server at Thursday night’s PEN America Literary Gala in NYC – leaving her ‘shocked and upset’, reports Page Six (pictured at the event with wife Hilaria)
The source that they guessed Baldwin ‘felt the server was rude’ to start putting plates down as he stood, adding that his wife Hilaria was not present for the alleged incident and that the moment ‘went unnoticed for the most part.
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Alec Baldwin for comment.
On Monday Alec finally ditched his beard while celebrating his last day of filming Rust – three weeks after all charges were dropped against him in the fatal shooting of Hutchins.
Baldwin shared a snap taken with Rust co-star Patrick Scott McDermott, writing: ‘Last day on the set of RUST with this guy. A very talented actor and lovely young man with a bright future ahead. My love to you, @patrickscottmcdermott.’
McDermott returned the love by commenting ‘Love you Alec’ before posting a snap of the two embracing on set with the caption: ‘Alec’s last day [heart emoji] I’ll miss you.’
Production stopped abruptly in October 2021 when Baldwin shot a live round from a prop gun killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Rust’s New Mexico set.
The Beetlejuice star was charged in January with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Hutchins’ death and the injury of ‘Rust’ director Joel Souza, who was struck by the same bullet that passed through Hutchins.
The case against Baldwin quickly unraveled. A weapons charge that would have meant a much longer sentence was dismissed, and the first special prosecutor appointed in the case resigned.
That night: A source told the publication the incident unfolded when Baldwin stood to chat with someone a ‘couple of minutes before the line of servers come all at once to deliver the meals’ (pictured chatting to John Mulaney on the night)
PDA: Alec gave his wife a sweet kiss on the side of her head as they posed
Devastating: Production on Rust stopped abruptly in October 2021 when Baldwin shot a live round from a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins; Pictured on his last day on set
This despite a damning FBI report that concluded that Baldwin did pull the trigger of the gun that killed Hutchins – despite him repeatedly stating that he did not.
The report could still lead to criminal charges against the actor and others involved in the accidental shooting, with Santa Fe cops still investigating Hutchins’ death.
After the charges against him were dropped, Baldwin took to Instagram to thank his wife Hilaria for helping him through the controversy.