Baldwin quits Twitter after funeral tweet rant

Alec Baldwin, left, and his wife Hilaria Thomas arrive at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine before funeral services actor James Gandolfini. Photo / AP
Alec Baldwin, left, and his wife Hilaria Thomas arrive at Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine before funeral services actor James Gandolfini. Photo / AP

Alec Baldwin has deactivated his Twitter page following a foul-mouthed rant over allegations his pregnant wife was posting messages online during James Gandolfini's funeral.

The couple paid their respects to The Sopranos star at a church in New York City on Thursday, and an online report suggested Baldwin's partner Hilaria had been tweeting throughout the service.

Initially, the former 30 Rock star brushed off the allegations by posting a simple message on the website, writing: "Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That's not true. But I'm gonna tweet at your funeral."

However, he returned to his Twitter page later in the day to rant about the report.

"My wife and I attend a funeral to pay our respects to an old friend ... How much of this s*** are people supposed to take? With these f***ing blatant lies every day.

My wife did not use her phone, in any capacity, at our friend's funeral. Now, f*** this Twitter + good luck to all of you who know the truth."

Baldwin's page was then taken offline.

Hilaria attempted to explain the timing of messages which appeared on her page, adding: "Here is some info... When someone tweets something at a certain time, and you retweet it later, it posts the time the first person tweeted."

- WENN

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