Alec Baldwin, 63, has again been discredited after calling the family of a deceased Marine on Instagram “January 6 rioters”, or people who ran riot during the storming of the Capitol in Washington last year. The family is furious about this and is suing the actor for $25 million euros. They also want the case to be heard and a jury verdict reached. This reports ‘People’.
“Protesting is completely legal and I’ve already spoken to the FBI.”
63-year-old Alec is no stranger to the family. After Marine Rylee McCollum, 20, died in August at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan when the Taliban took over the country, Alec came across an Instagram post from his sister Roice, 22, asking for money from Rylee’s widow and their baby. . Alec then transferred 4,500 euros to contribute, according to court documents.
When Roice posted photos on Instagram of that infamous day in Washington on January 6, along with the text ‘throwback’, the actor immediately responded to the comments. “Aren’t you the same woman to whom I transferred $5100 for the wife of your deceased brother, who fought for our country and died?”. Then Alec sent her a private message saying he deposited the money out of respect for what Rylee had done for the country. “But now you turn out to be just a rioter who wanted to kill the elections on January 6, damaged government buildings and are partly responsible for the death of a cop.”
Roice responded: “Protesting is completely legal and I’ve already spoken to the FBI. Have a nice day.” Because Alec posted screenshots of this conversation on his social media, Roice and her family received a lot of hateful messages, which they said were “traumatic.” They also claim not to have been to the Capitol, but to the meeting of former President Trump that preceded it.
Baldwin has since deleted the posts.
EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin Sued by Fallen Marine Family for $25 million
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