HILARIA Baldwin allegedly “aggressively” confronted a man who sued her after he sliced his leg open during her “overpacked” yoga class, The Sun can exclusively reveal.
The incident took place years before Alec Baldwin’s wife would find herself in hot water due to an ongoing scandal of fans accusing the fitness instructor of “faking” her Spanish heritage.
In 2013, Spencer Wolff – then 32-years-old – filed a lawsuit against Hilaria, 36, as well as her studio, Yoga Vida, following a gruesome injury that resulted in over 40 stitches during a class she instructed.
Although the attorney and entrepreneur was unable to speak publicly on the matter due to a NDA as part of the suit settlement, his friend – who was present throughout the legal battle – exclusively spoke to The Sun about the 2013 incident.
Zev Starr-Tambor said he introduced Spencer to Hilaria’s class at Yoga Vida after taking it himself for around five years.
“One night, Spencer calls me from the hospital. He had fallen through a window at the studio and badly cut his leg,” Zev told The Sun.
According to an eyewitness at the time, blood had gushed “everywhere.”
The New York based photographer – who snapped a portrait of his own of Hilaria and Alec – continued: “He was at Hilaria’s class and was very badly injured and didn’t have health insurance at the time so he asked if the studio would cover the medical bills and they declined and said ‘you’re on your own.’”
Zev explained that the popular instructor’s classes were typically always crowded from wall to wall.
“It was overpacked. If you did downward dog, your feet would be in someone’s face.
“This particular studio has a glass of wall windows and it’s a packed class so [Spencer] was in the corner doing a handstand.
“He was too close to the window and fell. His left leg got kicked through the window by accident and he got 40 stitches on his leg.
“To this day, he still has trouble running and surfing.”
Zev went on to say that following the incident, both Hilaria and Alec met with Spencer at the hospital and initially were both helpful, although “horrified.”
However, once Spencer requested the studio cover hospital expenses, things began to get ugly.