Riley J. McCollumwas one of 13 Marines killed in a suicide bombing at Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan in August 2021. His family is suing again. Alec Baldwin.
The lawsuit was filed in the Southern District of New York last Friday, August 26. The newspaper “New York Times. And how is the actor involved in this? We’ll go there.
Upon learning of what had happened, Alec sent a check for almost 5,000 euros to a 20-year-old widow of a soldier who had a newborn daughter. However, in January 2022, the actor got access to the publication on Instagram Riley’s sister, Royce McCollum, in which she celebrates the invasion of the United States Capitol by supporters Donald Trumpin January 2021. Royce celebrated the anniversary of the event but did not attend the demonstrations.
In the comment box on the post, the actor wrote the following. “Are you the same woman I sent money to for your brother’s wife who died leaving Afghanistan?”. Alec also sent him a private message. “When I sent money to your late brother out of respect for his services to the country, I didn’t know you were a protester on January 6th.”these.
Royce replied: “Protests in the country are legal and I have already spoken to the FBI. Thanks, have a nice day!”. Alec replied: “I don’t think so. Their activities have led to the unfortunate destruction of state property, the death of a bailiff, an attack on a legitimate presidential election. I shared your photo. Good luck.”
The actor kept his promise and shared it on his Facebook account. Instagram (who has over 2.5 million followers) a photo posted by Royce that was uploaded 20 minutes later “hostile, aggressive and hateful messages”in accordance with the process, which also states that “Initially benevolent actions [do ator] turned into a nightmare.”
The soldier’s sisters, Royce and Cheyenne, and his widow, Jinnah, received several messages accusing them of involvement in racist and Nazi groups and demanding that Alec Baldwin’s money be returned.
Claim compensation and trial by jury
Riley J. McCollum’s family believes that “Alec Baldwin’s actions were negligent and irresponsible, he should have known the consequences of inciting millions of his followers” and demand a jury trial and compensation of almost 25 million euros for “invasion of privacy, defamation and intentional infliction of emotional distress.”
The same lawsuit was already filed by the family in January 2022, but ended up being filed in May by a Wyoming court on the grounds that it was outside of Baldwin’s jurisdiction (the actor lives in New York). The actor has not publicly commented on the situation yet.