The newly engaged couple also slam criticism of Joe Biden, say their beehive and rainbow netting was a ‘message for acceptance', not for drug usage
Alec Baldwin’s wife Hilaria has defended the actor and pledged to “take care of” him amid claims she was pictured smoking and drinking with an ex-boyfriend at a beach club in Cancun, Mexico.
A 10-second clip has already emerged of a woman in a bikini and light denim cutoffs smoking a cigar in a bar area.
Hilaria Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) For the record, we weren’t smoking. We were standing right there ready to photograph. pic.twitter.com/IQAYjZtQmP
In the video, which was shot by photographers looking for Baldwin, the shirtless man also said: “It was not my plan to violate anyone’s privacy.”
When the video emerged, US media outlets depicted Hilaria, 32, and her husband of almost a year, as taking part in what looked like an initiation ceremony for a banned gang.
Alec Baldwin (@ABFalecbaldwin) i’m turning over @NYDailyNews and @MichaelScottDBible and @snickerdoodle to a tabloid reporter. =)
@nydailynews. Fucking MAGA. That’s an adult figurine sitting next to a baby! Their story is a classless ploy to promote themselves.
The pair, who tied the knot in June 2014, wrote an emotional open letter slamming the media for the “accusations, slander and downright lies” against them, saying: “You have twisted the couple’s relationship in an attempt to marginalize us as a couple, and as parents.
“We are tired of being lied about, our lives disrespected and our privacy violated. We’re speaking out now because our lives are in danger and we fear that these attacks will continue.”
The couple wrote that the images were taken while they were on holiday with Hilaria’s son Rafael, whom she gave birth to last May.
Hilaria Baldwin (@hilariabaldwin) BUT: Joe Biden just made a visit to Cancun with his family. SHADE MY FRIENDS…SHADE MY FRIENDS.
Joe Biden was revealed to be staying in the city with his family for the Easter break.
Alec Baldwin (@ABFalecbaldwin) But, thank God, a host of U.S. politicians including the Sec. of State, Ag. Catney, were on the beach with us, as was the Mayberry family from Texas: John Legend, Luis Antonio Berlanga, Juan Berlanga and Jose Antonio Berlanga. Love the US!
Alec Baldwin (@ABFalecbaldwin) We will let you know how we react to the attacks on us in the next 24 hours.
The Daily News, which first published the photographs, have since apologised for its coverage of the couple. The suit accuses the paper of double standards and racism.