California Wildfires: Ireland Baldwin Claims She Was Accused of Being a Looter

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Ireland Baldwin

In a series of tweets posted Monday, the actress-model said an unsympathetic officer refused to let her return home to collect her possessions.

Ireland Baldwin has claimed that police in Malibu accused her and her companions of being "looters" when they tried to get back to her house as wildfires continued to rage in the area. 

In a series of tweets posted Monday, the model and actress said she was trying to get to her place in Malibu to "gather a couple of my things before the winds were expected to pick back up" but that an officer stopped her party because she didn't have a Malibu address on her ID. 

Baldwin, the daughter of actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, wrote that the officer acted like a "dick" and "accused us of being looters and threatened us that we were going to be arrested if we kept giving him trouble." She wrote that she understood he was trying to do his job in trying circumstances but was showing little "compassion."

In a final tweet, Baldwin claimed that Basinger and her partner had lost their home in the fire that engulfed Woolsey but that both were safe.  

Baldwin is yet another star affected by the fires, which have already claimed over 30 lives. On Sunday, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth and Scottish actor Gerard Butler revealed that they had lost their homes, and Kim Kardashian West, Rainn Wilson and Alyssa Milano were forced to evacuate due to the multiple wildfires raging in both Northern and Southern California. 

Baldwin's full statement, posted on Twitter: 

Yesterday I spent all day long trying to get back to my place in Malibu to gather a couple of my things before the winds were expected to pick back up.

An officer at a back way entrance to one of the main canyons that take you over to Malibu stopped us and refused to let us in because I don’t have my Malibu address on my ID.

Not only was he a dick, but he had 0 compassion and he literally accused us of being looters and threatened us that we were going to be arrested if we kept giving him trouble. I understand that he was doing his job, but in times like this when people are losing loved ones and losing their homes, the least you can do is show compassion and be as kind as you can even if you can’t help them.

So many friends and friends and family of friends are losing everything they own in these fires. My mom and her partner lost their Malibu home in the #Woolseyfire and thankfully, they are both safe.