Alec Baldwin speaks out on arrest over alleged parking dispute
Alec Baldwin was arrested on Friday and is being held by the NYPD 6th Precinct “pending charges of assault,” a NYPD spokesperson told EW.
A rep for Baldwin had no comment, but the actor later responded to his arrest on Twitter to dispute claims that he punched someone over parking.
“Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false,” he tweeted. “I wanted to go on the record stating as much. 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. Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echos, it doesn’t make the statements true.”
Baldwin hosts The Alec Baldwin Show on ABC, and a rep for the network told EW, “His show will air as scheduled on Sunday 11/4 at 10 p.m.”
The actor had previous run-ins with the law. In 2014, Baldwin was arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly riding his bike the wrong way up Fifth Avenue. In 1995, he was placed under citizens arrest, according to the Los Angeles Times, for allegedly punching a photographer documenting his homecoming with his wife at the time, Kim Basinger.
This story was updated with Baldwin’s statement on Twitter.