Alec Baldwin, who recently admitted he ‘doesn’t feel guilty’ about the fatal shooting on the set of Rust, is reportedly ‘being sued for $25million’ by the family of a US marine who was killed in Afghanistan.
Roice McCollum, whose brother, Lance Cpl Rylee McCollum, died during the U.S. evacuation from the country, alleges that Baldwin exposed her and her family to ‘an influx of social media hatred’ with an Instagram post.
It all started when a GoFundMe page was set up to support the marine’s family after his death and the Hollywood actor donated $5,000.
Find out more about the lawsuit below…
After this, McCollum posted a ‘throwback’ picture of herself at a protest in Washington, in January 2021, which took place at the same time as the Capitol riots.
After seeing the image, Baldwin reportedly called her an ‘insurrectionist’.
The 63-year-old reportedly then sent her a private message, which read: “Are you the same woman that I sent the $ to for your sister’s husband who was killed during the Afghanistan exit?”
In response, McCollum supposedly replied: “Protesting is perfectly legal.”
According to Associated Press news, the lawsuit alleges that Baldwin responded to this by saying that ‘her activities resulted in the unlawful destruction of government property, the death of a law enforcement officer, and an assault on the certification of the presidential election’.
Apparently, he then told her he ‘reposted the photo to his 2.4million Instagram followers’.
The report went on to say: “Baldwin plainly ignored Roice’s denial of rioting and the assertion that she was cleared by the FBI for participating in any of the conduct Baldwin chose to falsely attribute to her via his massive following.”
McCollum claims she didn’t ‘storm the US Capitol but protested peacefully and legally’.
According to reports, she was interviewed by the FBI but ‘was never detained, arrested, accused of or charged with any crime’.
Watch our Video of the Day below…