Alec Baldwin Says Reports He Punched Someone Over a Parking Spot Are ‘Clickbait’

“The assertion that I punched anyone… is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much,” actor tweets

Last Updated: November 2, 2018 @ 8:39 PM

On Friday evening, Alec Baldwin called the report that he slugged someone over a parking spot an “egregiously misstated,” “false” story.

“Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, Alec Baldwin Says He Didn’t Punch Someone Over a Parking Spot. I wanted to go on the record stating as much,” Baldwin tweeted. “I realize that it has become a sport to tag people w 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 was arrested Friday and was held in custody while assault charges pended, a spokesperson for the New York Police Department told TheWrap.

Although details of the arrest weren’t made available, NBC News reported that the “30 Rock” actor is accused of punching someone during an argument over a parking spot.

According to the Daily Beast, a law enforcement official reported that someone was holding a parking spot for Baldwin, and while he was moving his car to the space, another driver pulled into it.

Following the report of his arrest, the New York post revealed its Saturday front page story on the incident will bear the headline “Livid! From New York! It’s Alec Brawldwin.”