Ellen Barkin U Protect Nothing Mayor Bloomberg
January 21, 2012 by staff
Ellen Barkin U Protect Nothing Mayor Bloomberg, Tony-winning actress Ellen Barkin rang in the new year in her typical brash style — uncorking a profanity-laced Twitter tirade against the NYPD and Mayor Bloomberg after watching the predawn arrests of suspected Occupy Wall Street scofflaws near her West Village townhouse.
“F–k all of u, Bloomberg & every1 goosestepping behind u,” she tweeted at one point, insisting that she herself had been “threatened” and “shoved” by an officer — a claim that a video shot by her own boyfriend appears to belie.
“I cannot believe what I am seeing. U protect nothing,” she rants in a post directed at the mayor — a man she had rubbed elbows with at many a charity dinner, back when she was the fourth wife of Revlon Chairman Ron Perelman.
“U ARE the violence in my city,” she seethed.
The still-sultry 57-year-old star — who reportedly made $40 million in her 2006 split with Perelman — had spent New Year’s Eve at Joe’s Pub in the East Village, watching a performance by her pal, comedian Sandra Bernhard.
“Walking home . . . 13th and 6th,” she told her followers at around 4 a.m. “Police making random arrests of non protesters. Young girl in police van screaming ‘I’m just trying 2 get home.’ ”
“Just threatened on my street by NYPD, cop shoved me, both hands, onto sidewalk.”
Video shot by her hunky boyfriend — 20-something actor-screenwriter Sam Levinson, son of director Barry Levinson — tells a different story.
In the video, the young uniformed officer calmly says, “Miss, sidewalk,” as he uses both hands to guide her gently backward out of the street and onto the curb. “Get your motherf–king hands off me,” Barkin tells him.
A spokesman for Barkin did not respond to requests for comment. Bloomberg declined comment through his own press office. The NYPD declined comment on Barkin’s complaints.
Cops made some 68 OWS-related arrests yesterday, nearly all for misdemeanors or violations such as obstructing governmental administration or disorderly conduct.
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