Alec Baldwin, Producer Dana Brunetti Wage Nasty Twitter War Over Memoir Claims
“You lied, face it, admit it and move on. I’m not afraid of bullies like you,” Brunetti tweeted Wednesday, which prompted Baldwin to ask for the release of “scenes involving physical contact with minors.”
In Baldwin’s new memoir “Nevertheless,” the actor claimed he didn’t know his co-star Nikki Reed was under age when he filmed the indie movie “Mini’s First Time” with her in 2006. The movie’s producers include Kevin Spacey, Brunetti, Edward Bass and Evan Astrowsky.
“I was forty-seven, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was,” Baldwin wrote. “When I found out, just as we finished, that she was seventeen, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different.”
The 2006 indie dramedy, written and directed by Nick Guthe, stars Reed as an adventurous high school senior who has an affair with her stepfather, played by Baldwin. Though the film did get an R rating for “strong sexual content, language, drug use and a scene of violence,” Reed’s character is never nude.
On Wednesday, Brunetti said Baldwin knew of Reed’s age and “didn’t mind,” adding that “to Alec Baldwin‘s benefit, he has been impersonating Trump a lot, so maybe there was a bit of method acting when writing his book?”
In his online feud with Baldwin later that day, the producer didn’t back down, asking the actor, “But really, are you going to continue to deny that you didn’t know she was 16?? I’ll bury you.”
“I was told she was 16 by her hairdresser,” responded Baldwin. “At the end of the shoot. You’re already buried.”
Brunetti responded, “You’re a fool. She just came off a movie called 13!! Do I need to bring in the other crew to vouch that you knew??”
Insults like “Hollywood zombie” and “you’re a joke machine” got thrown around until Baldwin said, “Do me 1 favor? Just teach me how to bankrupt a company like Relativity. I want to put it in a screenplay I’m working on.”
Brunetti was Relativity Studios president before he exited the post after less than a year. It was another blow to the company that had trouble securing funding and released box office flops since it emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy last April.
See the Twitter feud below.
Source: The Wrap