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Alec Baldwin pleads guilty to harassment, asserts that he didn’t punch anyone

Actor Alec Baldwin, left, stands with his attorney during a court hearing, Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019,
Actor Alec Baldwin, left, stands with his attorney during a court hearing in New York on Wednesday.
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Actor Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty to a charge of harassment on Wednesday following a November dust-up over a parking spot, and later talked about it on Twitter.

The “30 Rock” star appeared in a New York City courtroom where he agreed to complete a one-day anger management class to resolve the violation, the lowest level of offense, according to the Associated Press. If he completes the class, the case record will be sealed, AP reported.

Baldwin, 60, was arrested in New York City on Nov. 2 and charged with assault and harassment after allegedly punching a man over a parking dispute in front of his Manhattan apartment building, police said at the time. However, Baldwin said he did not punch the man during the argument. “It didn’t happen,” he tweeted Wednesday.

On Twitter, the Emmy-winning “Saturday Night Live” star blasted the media spotlight on the incident and sought to clarify a few points, particularly those initial reports that accused him of throwing a punch.


“At the Criminal Court bldg on Centre Street, I pled guilty to a charge of harassment, a violation. In that bldg today there are 3 murder trials scheduled, one involving a white supremacist who killed someone in Times Square,” the outspoken star tweeted. “All the press was outside the courtroom I was in.”

“[T]the press reported that I punched someone. That is untrue, and that is a serious charge. A man was punched in NY recently and died,” he wrote, adding “[N]othing that resembles justice ever enters or leaves any courtroom in this country.”


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