18 May 2022,   17:54
Alec Baldwin hit with USD 25M defamation lawsuit by family of Marine killed in Afghanistan

Alec Baldwin is facing another lawsuit, writes PEOPLE.

The actor is being sued for defamation by the family of a Marine killed in Afghanistan claiming Baldwin, 63, falsely accused members of the family of being present at the Jan. 6 capitol riots in Washington, D.C. The family is now demanding a jury trial, according to court documents obtained by PEOPLE.

A lawyer for Baldwin didn’t immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.

Rylee McCollum, 20, was killed outside of Afghanistan’s international airport in an Aug. 26 bombing as U.S. military troops were processing evacuees to be flown out of the country following the Taliban takeover.