Bald­win de­nies punch­ing man over park­ing

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Alec Bald­win de­nied he punched any­one over a park­ing spot and said an as­sault al­le­ga­tion is be­ing re­ported “for the pur­poses of click-bait en­ter­tain­ment.”

The ac­tor was ar­rested Fri­day and charged with as­sault and ha­rass­ment af­ter al­legedly hit­ting a man in the face dur­ing a dis­pute over a park­ing spot in New York City.

Bald­win tweeted from the ac­count of the Hi­laria and Alec Bald­win Foun­da­tion that “the as­ser­tion that I punched any­one over a park­ing spot is false.” He com­plained that it’s be­come “a sport” to tag peo­ple with as many “neg­a­tive charges and de­fam­ing al­le­ga­tions as pos­si­ble.”

Bald­win, 60, told po­lice a fam­ily mem­ber was hold­ing the spot in front of his Man­hat­tan home when a man driv­ing a Saab sta­tion wagon pulled up and took it.

The driver of the sta­tion wagon told po­lice Bald­win hit him with his hand, but he wasn’t sure if it was a punch or a slap. Po­lice said the 49-year-old driver com­plained of jaw pain and red­ness in the neck area and was taken to a hos­pi­tal.

Bald­win was re­leased from the Greenwich Vil­lage po­lice precinct in af­ter about two hours. He was or­dered to ap­pear in court Nov. 26.


Ac­tor Alec Bald­win walks out of the New York Po­lice Depart­ment’s 10th Precinct on Fri­day. He was ar­rested af­ter al­legedly punch­ing a man in the face dur­ing a dis­pute over a park­ing spot out­side his Man­hat­tan home, au­thor­i­ties said, a charge he de­nied.

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