The Daily Mail story that led to Alec Baldwin's Twitter tirade was no longer up online on Sunday.
Baldwin unleashed a series of angry, homophobic tweets after the Daily Mail's George Stark accused Baldwin's wife Hilaria of tweeting while the couple was attending James Gandolfini's funeral. The story turned out to be incorrect, and could not be found on the Daily Mail's website, which showed the message, "Sorry...The page you have requested does not exist or is no longer available."
The Daily Mail said on Saturday that it had been wrong, and that Hilaria Baldwin had actually tweeted after the funeral. The tweets were actually sent out three hours after what the timestamps reflected.
"We accept Mrs Baldwin’s assertions that she did not Tweet from the funeral and apologise for any distress caused," a spokesperson for the newspaper said. "But this was a genuine misunderstanding caused by a baffling defect in the Twitter platform and we would also call on Mr Baldwin to withdraw his homophobic and threatening remarks."
Among Baldwin's tweets on Friday were, "I'm gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I'm gonna fuck...you...up," and "If I put my foot up your f-cking ass, George Stark, but I'm sure you'd dig it too much." Baldwin has since deleted his Twitter account, and issued an apology to GLAAD.