Baldwin denies punching man over parking
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.