2013 | Alec Baldwin's homophobic Twitter rant( Andrew Burton / Getty Images / June 27, 2013 )
Alec Baldwin went on a homophobic, profanity-laden online rant in late June before shutting down his Alec Baldwin Foundation Twitter account, all in defense of his pregnant wife, Hilaria, whom a Daily Mail reporter had apparently errantly accused of tweeting while the couple attended James Gandolfini's funeral.
Baldwin called Daily Mail writer George Stark a "toxic little queen" and "lying little bitch," and suggested Stark would enjoy forcible sodomy -- specifically a foot up the rear. The actor also threatened to find the writer and mess him up, only in more profane terms.
All this against the backdrop of the tweeting story being off-base in the first place: Hilaria and Alec had left the funeral discreetly through a side door about 45 minutes in, after the eulogies but before Communion. The yoga instructor hadn't even had her phone with her, she said on Twitter. Turns out the writer didn't consider time zones when looking at time stamps on the tweets.
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