Alec Baldwin Denies Punching Man over Parking Spot

Alec Baldwin Denies Punching Man over Parking Spot
Last week, Alec Baldwin was arrested in New York for what early reports described as a fight over a parking spot. Though initial press suggested Baldwin punched a man in the process, the actor is now denying the claims.

According to the Associated Press, Baldwin has said that the punch was reported "for the purposes of clickbait entertainment."

Tweeting from the account of the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, he added, "the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much."

As more details emerged from the incident, we've since learned that the 49-year-old male driver in the parking spot dispute told police that Baldwin hit him with his hand. It's unclear if it was a punch or a slap that the driver described.

That said, the driver complained about jaw pain and redness in the neck area, and was taken to a hospital.

Read Alec Baldwin's statements below. He is scheduled to appear in court on November 26.