NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Actor Alec Baldwin appeared in court Monday morning following his arrest earlier this month after he allegedly got into an altercation over a parking spot.

Baldwin is accused of becoming physical with a man over a spot in front of the actor’s Greenwich Village home near the corner of East 10th Street and University Place in Greenwich Village on Nov. 2.

He faces a misdemeanor charge of third-degree attempted assault, along with a second-degree harassment violation.

Baldwin, 60, has said the charges against him are false.

In the courtroom Monday, Baldwin, wearing just a casual Polo shirt, was in and out in under an hour. The judge didn’t make any direct comments to the comedian standing before her. His attorney, Alan Abramson, said they’ve turned over a video to the district attorney that shows Baldwin didn’t strike anyone, CBS2’s Clark Fouraker reported.

Prosecutors allege that Baldwin told an officer who responded to the scene “He’s an a——. He stole my spot. I did push him.”

After the district attorney agreed to Baldwin’s release without bail, neither he nor his attorney talked to reporters as they left court.

His next court date is set for Jan. 23.

Police say Baldwin was backing into an open parking spot when a 49-year-old man in a Saab station wagon came in from behind him and took the spot in front of the actor’s home.

Sources say Baldwin then followed the man to the Muni-meter, where they shoved each other. Then, the driver claims Baldwin hit him on the left side of the face.

The driver was taken to Lenox Hill Hospital. A man who says he’s the victim’s friend came back to pick up the Saab hours later, after it got a ticket for parking without paying the meter.

Baldwin took to Twitter to respond to the allegations against him.

“The assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false,” the actor tweeted using the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation’s account.

Back in 2014, Baldwin was arrested after being stopped by police for riding a bicycle the wrong way down a one-way street.

Also that year, Baldwin told New York Magazine he couldn’t live in New York anymore because the paparazzi had become too aggressive.

In 2012 and 2013, Baldwin got into several confrontations with photographers.

Comments (12)
  1. One can always hope that this whole thing will shock him into seeking help and he will learn how to play nice. I doubt it, but there is always hope.

  2. Chasey Laine says:

    Hey Alec, there’s a saying… if everyone around you is an a-hole… YOU are the a-hole.

  3. Since when has Alec Baldwin been a comedian? Paaalease….

  4. Mike Burns says:

    Poor Alec. The whole world is against him. Take an anger management course after you get out of prison. You were never a smart-alec !

  5. Andrew Joiner says:

    It’s funny that he’s been so hostile to so many people, yet now wants mercy from the press for covering this! LOL

  6. Emajean Brown says:

    Guilty. He has always been a bully

  7. Jack Murphy says:

    Lock Him Up! He is a menace to society.

  8. You forgot the time that Baldwin’s wife accidentally ran into his fist.

  9. Mike Smith says:

    So, they edited the punch out of the video and Baldwin will get off because of his “rich White” privilege.

  10. Tom Genin says:

    Baldwin didn’t appear in court for “Criminal Altercation,” he appeared for “Criminal Assault!” Media propaganda just protecting their own media darlings.

  11. Eric Ellis says:

    “If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day, you’re the asshole.”

  12. Bill Garrett says:

    #Always believe the receiver of the punch

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