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Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty to Harassment, Agrees to Anger Management After Parking Dispute

Alec Baldwin pleaded guilty on Wednesday, January 23, to harassing a man during a November 2018 dispute over a parking spot, the Associated Press reports.

Alec Baldwin Pleads Guilty to Harassment, Agrees to Anger Management After Parking Spot Dispute
Alec Baldwin leaves Manhattan Criminal Court on January 23, 2019. PC/MEGA

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The Emmy winner, 60, appeared in a New York City courtroom to enter his plea on a second-degree violation charge, which is the lowest level of offense. He also agreed to complete a one-day anger management course to resolve the case.

According to the AP, Baldwin answered a few brief questions from the judge during the hearing. He declined to speak with reporters afterward.

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The Saturday Night Live star was arrested on November 2 after being accused of striking a 49-year-old man outside his apartment. “There was a dispute over a parking spot,” a press agent from the NYPD told Us Weekly at the time. “The injured individual was taken to a local hospital for observations.”

After his arrest, Baldwin was charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment. He later tweeted, “The assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much.”

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The Match Game host was previously arrested in 1995 for assaulting a photographer who took a video of his then-wife, Kim Basinger, and their newborn daughter, Ireland Baldwin. He said he acted in self-defense and was acquitted of charges. Baldwin was arrested again in 2014 after riding his bicycle in the wrong direction on a one-way street in NYC. He was released and issued two summonses after that incident.

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