Family of Fallen U.S. Marine Suing Alec Baldwin for Allegedly Falsely Saying Marine’s Sister Took Part in Jan. 6 Capitol Storming

The family of a fallen U.S. Marine who was killed in a terrorist attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, is suing actor Alec Baldwin for allegedly falsely saying the Marine’s sister took part in the Jan. 6 storming of the U.S. Capitol.

The family of Marine Lance Cpl. Rylee J. McCollum is suing Baldwin for $25 million for alleged defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress, documents obtained by Fox News Digital reveal.

The lawsuit comes after Baldwin posted on Instagram that he gave $5,000 to McCollum’s widow to help with their infant daughter. The actor had reached out to McCollum’s sister, Roice, and asked that the money be given to McCollum’s widow, Jiennah Crayton.