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Alec Baldwin strikes back at critics, vows to leave New York

Published on Feb 25, 2014 6:17 AM
Alec Baldwin speaks during the NFL Honours award show in New York in this file photo taken on Feb 1, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - Actor Alec Baldwin said New York City's tabloid media culture was forcing him to move out of town after a series of headline-grabbing incidents he was involved in last year, according to an article published on Monday.

"I probably have to move out of New York," Baldwin said in a New York Magazine article. "I just can't live in New York anymore."

Emmy-award winning Baldwin, who was repeatedly portrayed in press accounts last year as a hot-headed homophobe and bigot, struck out at prominent gay journalists who had criticised his behaviour.

Baldwin described columnist Andrew Sullivan and CNN anchor Anderson Cooper as the "Gay Department of Justice" after both men publicly criticised his alleged behaviour and language.

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