Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment parking spot scuffle, will take anger management class
Alec Baldwin will be taking anger management classes due to a parking spot fiasco. He also has to pay a fee following his guilty plea.
On Wednesday, the actor showed up for his court sentencing in Manhattan. The claim against Baldwin arose in New York City last November.
At the time, Baldwin and another man got into a scuffle for a Greenwich Village parking spot. The actor admittedly pushed the man. The man also accused Baldwin of punching him.
The court's decision was made after viewing video clips and hearing complaints against Baldwin, 60. They also took into account that he had no criminal record.
The court decided on a violation charge of harassment in the second degree. In his plea deal, Baldwin was obliged to pay a fee of $120 according to Fox News.
The district attorney also recommended that the "Saturday Night Live" host complete an anger management program which Baldwin agreed to do. Documents proving he attended will have to be provided to the court by March 27.
All media items such as photos and videos of what happened must be terminated as per the law. Baldwin was silent upon leaving the courtroom.
Back in November, Baldwin and Wojciech Cieszkoski had a heated argument in a parking lot East 10 Street near Baldwin's Fifth Avenue apartment building. The spot had been reserved for the actor by family.
Cieszkoski insisted that Baldwin punched him, but the latter consistently denied this. Video evidence supported his side, as asserted by Baldwin's lawyer in his first hearing.
Lawyer Alan Abramson said:
“Mr. Baldwin is a public figure whose reputation has been damaged by media reports that claim that he punched a man on a New York City street."
"There is incontrovertible video evidence that has been turned over to the District Attorney’s office that proves beyond all doubt that Mr. Baldwin never punched anyone. Mr. Baldwin did not commit any crime and we are confident that once this matter is fully investigated, it will be resolved swiftly and appropriately in court.”
We hope both parties are satisfied with the court's decision. And that Baldwin can complete the course and move past the incident.
Baldwin, who held the record for hosting SNL at 17 times in 2017, a known calming form of exercise. His wife Hilaria Baldwin introduced him to the practice.
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
While he is well-known for movies, Baldwin's only TV writing credit comes from a "Law & Order" episode. Baldwin shared a personal paparazzi experience for the show's story.
Fans will certainly look forward to his parody of Donald Trump on the late-night show for the upcoming year.
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