Producer Slams Baldwin’s Claim He Had No Idea Co-Star In Racy Film Was 16

Here’s a hot tip: if you’re going to bring up decades-old beefs, maybe check that other people don’t have the receipts.

Alec Baldwin‘s new memoir ‘Nevertheless‘ came out on Tuesday, which includes a claim that he had no idea that Nikki Reed was underage when they starred opposite each other in the racy 2006 indie flick ‘Mimi’s First Time‘.

“I was 47, and it never occurred to me to ask how old Nikki Reed was,” writes Baldwin. “When I found out, just as we finished, that she was 17, I flipped out on the producers, who had told me something different.”

The film is about an 18-year-old who seduces her stepfather, so it’s a bit of a sensitive subject as far as age / consent goes, but already producer Dana Brunetti and director Nick Guthe have already taken to Twitter to accuse Baldwin of lying through his teeth (or memoir, as it were).

“Alec Baldwin knew Nikki Reed was 16 (not 17) and he didn’t mind,” wrote Brunetti, pointing out that Reed was in fact one of four actresses approved by Baldwin, and she was the only one repped by his agency. “The only time Baldwin ever yelled at me was on the phone and it was about one of the producers who worked with the financier.”

According to both Brunetti and Guthe, part of the reason an underage actress was cast in the film was because it meant they would avoid the pressure to shoot scenes with nudity.

Guthe has backed up Brunetti’s claim – although he took the conversation in a very weird direction.

But back to Brunetti, who tweeted that three other people who worked on the film (two crew members and another producer) had messaged him to say that yeah, Baldwin knew exactly how old Reed was.

Brunetti speculates that maybe Baldwin yelled at Kevin Spacey (who owns the production company) at an event later, and that’s what constitutes “flipping at a producer”, but that it still didn’t add up to Baldwin being unaware of Reed’s age.

Baldwin has yet to make a public comment about these accusations – and nor, for that matter, has Reed.

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