Alec Baldwin Comments on Workplace Safety
June 9, 2022
After video of a bloody brawl between a passenger and United Airlines employee surfaced on social media, Baldwin "raised many eyebrows" when he reportedly commented on a "Shade Room Instagram video featuring footage of the fight."
The irate passenger is ex-NFL player Brendan Langley, a former wide receiver for the Denver Broncos. Langley punched the United Airlines employee during an altercation at a Newark, New Jersey airport.
According to TMZ, authorities arrested Langley. The viral video that Baldwin commented on was titled, "Viral Video Of Altercation With Former NFL Player & A United Airlines Employee Ends With Him Being Charged for Simple Assault - Employee Not Taken Into Custody But Terminated."
Baldwin is said to have commented on the footage, writing, "The guy working at the airport is the victim. He came to work to do a job. The other guy, with his big mouth, is guilty of workplace abuse, where people come to work with an expectation of safety, even civility. This a**hole who hit this guy should be put on a no-fly list."
The Blaze writes, "Baldwin would know all about workplace safety issues. The New Mexico Environment Department's Occupational Health and Safety Bureau fined Baldwin's film production, "Rust," more than $130,000 for firearms safety failures after the actor was said to have accidentally shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while on set."
The Blaze added the report alleged that the male employee "slapped Langley before the former football player hauled off and punched the employee, bloodying him and knocking him down."
Police charged Langley with simple assault, and the unnamed employee "was initially hospitalized and later terminated from his position at the airline. It is unknown at the time of this reporting if the employee is facing any charges in connection with the fight."