Alec settles fraud lawsuit
NEW YORK: Alec Baldwin has settled a lawsuit in which he accused a prominent New York City art dealer of fraud.
The actor (pictured) tells The New Yorker magazine gallery owner Mary Boone agreed to write him a “seven-figure check” to settle his allegation she sold him a copy of a 1996 Ross Bleckner painting called Sea and Mirror rather than the original. Baldwin paid $190,000 for the painting.
The parties informed a court of the agreement yesterday. Boone told the New York Post’s “Page Six” column the dispute was fuelled by sexism.