MSNBC has reportedly fired Alec Baldwin in part over accusations he hurled an anti-gay slur during an altercation with a photographer. claims Baldwin called the photographer a “cocksucking faggot” during the altercation which took place two weeks ago outside his New York City apartment.

Baldwin denied the claim, saying he said “cocksucking fathead.”

In a Huffington Post op-ed, Baldwin insisted he never used the word “faggot.”

“I never used the word faggot in the tape recording being offered as evidence against me,” Baldwin wrote. “What word is said right after the other choice word I use is unclear. But I can assure you, with complete confidence, that a direct homophobic slur (or indirect one for that matter) is not spoken. In the wake of referring to a tabloid 'journalist' as a toxic queen, I would never allow myself to make that mistake again, nor would I expose my wife and family to the attendant ridicule.”

The incident led to the two-week suspension of Baldwin's MSNBC show, Up Late with Alec Baldwin.

According to The New York Post, the network partially based its decision on the incident. However, an unnamed source told Page Six that Baldwin's demands were also to blame for his dismissal.

“The decision has been made. He's gone,” the insider said. “The [parent company] Comcast guys have decided. Word is spreading through the building.”

A spokesman for Baldwin confirmed that the show has ended but suggested that the decision was mutual.

“The show is not coming back,” the spokesman said. “He had questions on whether he wanted to continue.”