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.

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