Family of Marine killed in Afghanistan withdrawal files $25 million defamation suit against Alec Baldwin in federal court

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Alec Baldwin is once again being sued by the widow and sisters of a US marine killed in Afghanistan during President Joe Biden’s disastrous withdrawal from the country in 2021. The family is suing the actor for at least $25 million, claiming he exposed them to online attacks after Baldwin falsely accused one of the women of being a Jan. 6 “insurrectionist.”

The family of Marine Lance Corporal Rylee J. McCollum, who was one of 13 Marines killed by a suicide bomber outside of the Hamid Karzai International Airport on Aug. 26, 2021, filed a federal suit for at least $25 million in the Southern District of New York on Friday, according to the New York Post.

After McCollum’s death at the age of 20, Baldwin located his sister Roice using Instagram and sent her a check for $5,000 for the fallen Marine’s widow, Jiennah, and her newborn baby as a “tribute to a fallen soldier.”

However, in January 2022, according to the New York Post, Baldwin got into an online war of words with Roice after she posted a photo of herself attending a protest near the Washington Monument on Jan. 6, 2021, before the one-year anniversary of the riot at the US Capitol. Baldwin accused her of participating in the riot and called her an “insurrectionist.”

Baldwin wrote on Roice’s Instagram post, “Are you the same woman I sent the $ for your sister’s husband who was killed during the Afghanistan exit?”

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