NEW YORK — Alec Baldwin answered to assault and harassment charges in a New York court Monday morning after being accused of striking a man in the face over a parking space.
The actor was arraigned at about 9:30 a.m. on the misdemeanor and violation-level charges. He has said any assertion that he punched anyone over a parking spot is false.
Baldwin was arrested on Nov. 2. Police were told a driver pulled into a Manhattan parking space that one of Baldwin’s relatives was holding for him, and the two men started quarreling and pushing each other.
The other driver told police Baldwin punched or slapped him. The 49-year-old man was taken to a hospital complaining of jaw pain and redness around his neck.
Baldwin later tweeted the episode was “egregiously misstated.”