Just when you think things couldn’t look more grim for Alec Baldwin after his accidental shooting of cinemaphotographer Halyna Hutchins last year, this might put him at rock bottom.
During the United States Military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan this past August, 20-year-old Marine Rylee McCollum was one of the 13 tragically lost during a suicide bomb attack at the Abbey Gate of Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
After the tragic news hit U.S. soil, Baldwin found one of Rylee’s sisters, Roice, and sent her $5,000 for his widow, Jiennah Crayton and their newborn. He said that the check was a “tribute to a fallen soldier.”
However, a picture surfaced of Roice at the Washington Monument on January 6th last year, during the protests.
Baldwin then took back his words and called her an “insurrectionist.”
He wrote on Roice’s Instagram post, according to the lawsuit:
“Are you the same woman I sent the $ for your sister’s husband who was killed during the Afghanistan exit?”
Then, he sent her a DM:
“When I sent the $ for your late brother, out of real respect for his service to this country, I didn’t know you were a January 6th rioter.”
Your activities resulted in the unlawful destruction of government property, the death of a law enforcement officer, an assault on the certification of the presidential election. I reposted your photo. Good luck.”
He then reposted her picture to his Instagram account, followed by 2.4 million people.
Needless to say, she was hit with “hostile, aggressive, hateful” messages from his followers, with one that read:
“Get r*ped and die, worthless c***. Your brother got what he deserved.”
She responded that it was legal for her to protest in the U.S., and that she’d already been interviewed by the FBI. Roice was never accused of taking part in the riots, and was never charged for rioting.
Baldwin also accused McCollum’s widow of being an “insurrectionist” as well, although she wasn’t even in Washington D.C. that day. She also received hateful messages from people who wanted her to give back the $5k she received from him.
The lawsuit said:
“Baldwin’s conduct was negligent and reckless as he should have known that making the allegations he did against Plaintiffs to his millions of followers would cause Plaintiffs harm.”
The family’s attorney, Dennis Postiglione said:
“I think it’s worth noting, too, that his social media following… is five times the population of your state. Either he knew what would happen, and he wanted it to happen, or he just didn’t think about it.”
Needless to say, Roice and Jiennah are seeking a ton of money for defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress… $25 million worth.
Throw this on top of the lawsuits he’s facing for the accidental Halyna Hutchins murder, things aren’t looking good for the famed actor.
After a lengthy delay, Alec Baldwin recently turned his cellphone over to investigators: