On Monday, the 37-year-old yoga instructor shared a video to Instagram to set the record straight after photographs emerged that appeared to show Alec sitting inside their car while Hilaria spoke with an East Hamptons Police officer on the side of the road, before taking out her phone and displaying the screen.
In the Instagram video, Hilaria explained that she and her actor husband, 63, were “getting chased” by paparazzi. They eventually asked a police officer for help after one particular photographer with whom they’ve “had problems with repeatedly” — was targeting them.
“I took this the other day after an incident where I was getting chased by paps in cars,” she wrote in her caption. “I decided not to post because how many times do I have to complain about this? I’m even sick of me bringing it up.”
“I just changed my mind because someone just told me that the ny post and other tabloids said I got pulled over.”
“THIS IS NOT TRUE AND A LIE,” the author continued.
In the video, Hilaria explained that she and Alec were in the car with their eldest daughter, Carmen Gabriela, and drove around before finding an officer who they believed would help them. The couple also shares daughter María Lucía Victoria, eight months, and sons Rafael Thomas, six, Leonardo Ángel Charles, five, Romeo Alejandro David, three, and Eduardo “Edu” Pao Lucas, 13 months.
“I drove around, with Alec and Carmen in the car until I found a police officer and asked for help from the people chasing me,” Hilaria wrote in her caption. “One in particular that harasses us in such an ugly way got out and started screaming at the police and at me. Saying he is at work, and I am getting in his way — apparently because I won’t let him violate me and my family.”
“She made him move is [sic] car. She told me to always reach out for help — it gets scary,” she continued.
“So, he takes the photos he took, and says I got pulled over. Where I was driving around, looking for someone to help me.”
Hilaria concluded her post by calling out tabloids for “writing made up stuff”, adding, “I won’t be silent while you cause harm.”
The mother of six also posted on her Instagram Story Monday, saying that the “fake” stories about her family are “really exhausting.”
“In the end, it just makes us all lose trust that we can believe the news. And the news is so important,” she wrote.
Hilaria’s message comes days after the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant to search Alec’s mobile phone. The actor is currently under investigation after cinematographer Halyna Hutchins was shot and killed on the New Mexico set of his Western movie Rust. Alec was holding the prop gun that went off, killing Hutchins.
“Affiant believes there may be evidence on the phone, due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s),” Sheriff’s Office Detective Alexandria Hancock stated in a search warrant approved by a judge Thursday, according to documents obtained by Deadline.
“Such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation. Affiant was also made aware there were several emails and text messages sent and received regarding the movie production Rust in the course of interviews.”
Baldwin’s lawyer told The Wall Street Journal that he was willing to turn over his phone, but needed to “protect his privacy on unrelated matters.”
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