Alec Baldwin denies punching man over parking spot after being arrested
Alec Baldwin has denied punching a man over a parking spot that a friend was saving for him, claiming that the allegations were created for the 'purpose of clickbait.'
The actor allegedly confronted a man for taking his parking spot on Friday morning, November 2, 2018, in New York City, and was arrested shortly after.
Baldwin was released a few hours later and took to his Twitter account that evening to say that everything reported by the media was not true.
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After being released by the New York City Police Department, the "Saturday Night Live" star walked silently past the reporters and camera crews waiting for him.
However, he had plenty to say on Twitter, holding nothing back and even attacking the news outlets, accusing them of forging the story in order to get views.
1- Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story.— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) November 2, 2018
However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false.
I wanted to go on the record stating as much.
I realize that it has become a sport to tag people w as many negative
FANS DON'T BELIEVE HIM
"I realize that it has become a sport to tag people with as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment."
Alec Baldwin, Twitter, November 2, 2018
His words were well-received by some fans, but others doubted his statement, claiming that his past behavior made it hard for them to believe his side of the story.
Somehow your past behavior makes me disinclined to take your word for it.— David Willford (@Dave_Willford) November 2, 2018
It is general knowledge that Baldwin has dealt with anger management problems over the years, which caused him to become involved in several controversial situations.
Back in 2014, he was arrested by the NYPD after yelling at police officers who stopped him for riding his bike in the wrong direction. It was reported that Baldwin didn't like being asked for identification and verbally attacked the officers.
The year before, in 2013, he used homophobic slurs to chase away a paparazzi that was lurking around his apartment and was later forced to apologize.
Whether the actor punched the 49-year-old victim or not, the truth is that he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment following Friday's altercation.