A week after Alec Baldwin said he’d done nothing wrong after he was asked to leave a movie set because of a graffiti plastered message “Rust is not a movie character,” the NYPD says it’s “satisfied that Alec Baldwin was not assaulted.”
A detective at the 50th Precinct in midtown Manhattan confirms the Los Angeles Times report that actor, who plays President Donald Trump in “The Promise,” was questioned by police at the scene where a spray-painted message was found on a subway platform in Greenwich Village.
“All I can tell you right now is we believe we have a case,” Detective Michael Pereira tells E! News. “It’s a case, but everything was done lawfully.”
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When asked to address Baldwin’s assertion that he’d been beaten and given several pats on the back for trying to remove the graffiti, Pereira says: “Not in a million years.”
However, he adds, “It’s a case. It’s not a robbery. It’s a complicated case. And it’s going to continue to be that way.”
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Baldwin has been at the center of controversy over the past week after photos emerged that allegedly showed the 52-year-old actor with blood on his face after arguing with a group of NYPD officers. He appeared to leave a West Village Starbucks with scratches on his face. He later denied any violence took place.
After a weeks-long investigation, NYPD said on Wednesday it has “no reason to believe he was assaulted” and no other arrests are planned.
The detective says he can’t discuss what occurred on the subway platform but says “the department is satisfied.”
Baldwin’s representative didn’t respond to our request for comment.
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