Actress Mary-Louise Parker has found herself the subject of a police complaint after she was accused of threatening an antique store owner in New York.

The Weeds star was accompanying a pal to the shop in Saugerties on 2 January (13) when an argument between her female friend and owner Daniel Seldin ensued over a cheque Parker's pal was allegedly owed for selling a purse.

Seldin claims Parker intervened and allegedly threatened his life, quoting her as saying, "Do you want to wake up tomorrow? I'll make one phone call."

In a complaint filed with cops over the incident, he also accuses the actress of calling him a f*g - but Parker's representative has blasted Seldin for telling tales.

The spokesperson insists Parker had nothing to do with the altercation and stepped out of the store as soon as the situation started to escalate.

The rep also tells the timid star would never dare utter the homophobic slur she is reported to have hurled at Seldin.