The last time we saw Alec as his true self, it was May 2014. He was busted after unleashing a torrent of profanities on two uniformed cops who stopped him for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street in lower Manhattan.
Other greatest hits include his being booted off a flight in 2011 after he refused to turn off his cellphone while playing a game, then bashed a bathroom door in a fit of pique. His brawls with photographers smaller than he is are legendary. And then there was the gay-bashing. He called a British journo a “toxic little queen’’ on Twitter and berated a photographer as a “c—k-sucking fag.’’ (He said he called him a “fathead.’’ Right.)
And then there were the heady days he tweeted at me. Me! “Andrea Peyser, you are as bad a writer as you are filled with self-hatred,’’ he wrote in 2012. He really cares!