Actor Alec Baldwin has pleaded guilty in Manhattan to second-degree harassment of a Orangeburg man. The altercation took place over a parking space in Greenwich Village on November 2nd, 2018.
The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office announced on Wednesday that Alec must enter a short-term anger management program, however, he will not serve any time or be placed on probation. Baldwin must also pay court-imposed fees.
Wojciech Cieszkowski, a business owner from Pearl River was not seriously injured. Baldwin was initially charged with attempted assault and harassment, leading to the guilty plea on the latter charge.
Cieszkowski has alleged that Baldwin punched him, which the actor has denied.
“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. I wanted to go on the record stating as much. 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 with as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echoes, it doesn’t make the statements true.”
Baldwin has had trouble with his anger in the past. In 2011, he was thrown off a plane, when he refused to turn off his cellphone, has been caught on recordings shouting at his daughter and he has had incidents with photographers in the past.
Yikes, that got a bit out of hand, glad to see things are settled…
Seth Goldstein / Seth@NYNJ.COM / © NYNJ.COM