Alec Baldwin was accused by attorney Gloria Allred of playing “Russian roulette” on the set of his show “Moguls and Lawyers,” which airs on the cable channel Oxygen. The news comes after Ms. Allred told The New York Times that Mr. Baldwin played roulette on the set of his show as recently as last week.
The pair were appearing at a joint news conference on Monday, which preceded a courthouse appearance on Mr. Baldwin’s charges from February that a teenager who claims that he punched her in the face in New York last October, was an “utter fame-seeker” and an alleged “fraud.” He spoke by telephone to the court about the incident and the hour-long argument that preceded it.
The court ordered that Ms. Allred be placed on house arrest for six months.
Ms. Allred took aim at Alec Baldwin, who the actress is representing, saying it was irresponsible for the network to allow him to broadcast the show without an FBI background check.
“To allow someone who has been sued twice before for battery … to broadcast as co-host of a cable show, of this type, without a background check for a person of his importance is like a reckless joker taking a gun to the table,” she said.