Alec Baldwin allegedly called a female server a ‘peasant’ as she walked away from him following a run-in at Thursday night’s PEN America Literary Gala in NYC.
Last week Page Six reported the actor, 65, who made his return to the red carpet after all charges were dropped against for accidentally shooting and killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of Rust – became frustrated when the server began delivering meals to a table while he was on his feet chatting.
Now the female server has made fresh allegations to the publication about the actor’s conduct during the night – claiming he was ‘patronizing’ and ‘very agitated’ as she attempted to do her job.
She said: ‘I’m a sweep leader which means I basically tell the waiters when to put down the plates and we have to do it in a certain order.
‘I was going to feed the head of the table but that’s who he was talking to, so I go up to him and I say, “I’m sorry sir, but we’re going to have servers walking through the tables here in a minute.”‘
Alleged: Alec Baldwin allegedly called a female server a ‘peasant’ as she walked away from him following a run-in at Thursday night’s PEN America Literary Gala in NYC (pictured at the event with wife Hilaria)
She claims Baldwin ‘patronizingly asked’: ‘So when is it a good time to talk to my friends?’ – a reaction she ‘did not expect’ and said he became ‘very agitated’ before saying: ‘Do I have to explain it to you?’
She said she did not want the situation to escalate so simply responded that he did not need to explain it – to which she claims he responded: ‘Well then step aside.’
The server added: ‘Afterwards, many of my co-workers came up to me and said, “Do you know what he said while you were walking away?” I didn’t catch it because I was focused on my work but apparently he was calling me a peasant [and] was clearly mad that I told him kindly, “Excuse me.”‘
Branding the star ‘bitter’, she said other stars, including Colin Jost, were polite towards her.
She added that she wasn’t afraid about getting into trouble over the incident, saying: ‘What could he say? I approached him nicely, I was basically doing my job.’
DailyMail.com has contacted representatives for Alec Baldwin for comment.
This comes after a source told the publication last week that Baldwin allegedly ‘yelled’ at the female server – leaving her ‘shocked and upset’, reported Page Six.
The actor was said to have become frustrated when the server began delivering meals to a table while he was on his feet chatting to a fellow attendee.
That night: A source told the publication the incident unfolded when Baldwin stood to chat with someone a ‘couple of minutes before the line of servers come all at once to deliver the meals’ (pictured chatting to John Mulaney on the night)
PDA: Alec gave his wife a sweet kiss on the side of her head as they posed – shortly before a server would claim he had called her a ‘peasant’
A source told the publication the incident unfolded when Baldwin stood to chat with someone a ‘couple of minutes before the line of servers come all at once to deliver the meals.’
The server, said to be in her late 20s or early 30s, was allegedly stuck behind the actor as he was chatting, with the source saying: ‘Then, when she could pass, she started putting plates on the table. I guess he didn’t like that she did that with him standing there.’
The actor is then said to have started ‘scolding her’ with the ‘visibly upset’ server overheard telling someone: ‘I don’t know why he yelled at me.’
The source that they guessed Baldwin ‘felt the server was rude’ to start putting plates down as he stood, adding that his wife Hilaria was not present for the alleged incident and that the moment ‘went unnoticed for the most part.
On Monday Alec finally ditched his beard while celebrating his last day of filming Rust – three weeks after all charges were dropped against him in the fatal shooting of Hutchins.
Baldwin shared a snap taken with Rust co-star Patrick Scott McDermott, writing: ‘Last day on the set of RUST with this guy. A very talented actor and lovely young man with a bright future ahead. My love to you, @patrickscottmcdermott.’
McDermott returned the love by commenting ‘Love you Alec’ before posting a snap of the two embracing on set with the caption: ‘Alec’s last day [heart emoji] I’ll miss you.’
Production stopped abruptly in October 2021 when Baldwin shot a live round from a prop gun killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on Rust’s New Mexico set.
The Beetlejuice star was charged in January with two counts of involuntary manslaughter in connection with Hutchins’ death and the injury of ‘Rust’ director Joel Souza, who was struck by the same bullet that passed through Hutchins.
The case against Baldwin quickly unraveled. A weapons charge that would have meant a much longer sentence was dismissed, and the first special prosecutor appointed in the case resigned.
Devastating: Production on Rust stopped abruptly in October 2021 when Baldwin shot a live round from a prop gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins; Pictured on his last day on set
This despite a damning FBI report that concluded that Baldwin did pull the trigger of the gun that killed Hutchins – despite him repeatedly stating that he did not.
The report could still lead to criminal charges against the actor and others involved in the accidental shooting, with Santa Fe cops still investigating Hutchins’ death.
After the charges against him were dropped, Baldwin took to Instagram to thank his wife Hilaria for helping him through the controversy.