Alec Baldwin denies punching man, SNL makes fun of incident
Alec Baldwin is most notable for parodying Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live which airs on NBC. However, the actor recently came under scrutiny himself for allegedly punching a man over a dispute regarding a parking spot. Baldwin, however, came out denying the veracity of the story. Obviously, the incident has reflected poorly on the SNL star's character. Here's all about it.
Solving disputes with fists, the American way
Reportedly, Baldwin and a man got into an altercation on November 2, over a parking spot close to 10th Street and 5th Avenue in West Village, Manhattan. Baldwin took a swing at the man's face, witnesses claim. The alleged victim was taken to a hospital. Baldwin was taken into custody by the police and charges of misdemeanor assault and harassment were levied against him.
In hot waters, Baldwin reacts to the charges
Baldwin came out stating that the allegations were false and although he disliked commenting on something that was so 'egregiously misstated' he wanted to clear the records. He also took a shot at the media which is bent often on the clickbaity news and to the extent tag people with negatives. Baldwin expressed assurance that the story's truth could not be morphed.
Check out Baldwin's tweet
1- Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story.— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 2, 2018
However, 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 w as many negative
Baldwin's rant continues
2- negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment.— HABFoundation (@ABFalecbaldwin) November 2, 2018
Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echos, it doesn’t make the statements true.
How did the victim react?
The victim of Baldwin's alleged assault remained nameless as the NYPD refused to reveal his identity. However, Page Six reported that the victim was Wojciech Cieszkowski, a 49-year-old, who survived the 2013 Boston bombing. They also reported Wojciech saying he was recovering and was sore, but fine. Notably, the allegations were of Baldwin punching him in the face, but no discernible marks were visible.
SNL mentioned Baldwin's incident because they can!
Although Baldwin's incident reflects badly on the star and SNL too by extension, the show with its tongue-in-cheek humor even took a potshot at him. Kate McKinnon referred to Baldwin's charges on her skit saying that 'disgraced former actor' Baldwin could be seen molesting a boy scout. The footage they showed was from a 1994 SNL clip of Baldwin with Adam Sandler.
Making waves in high places
However, when representatives of 'Saturday Night Live', were asked for an official comment, they denied. President Donald Trump, the man Baldwin parodies, commented that he wished Baldwin luck regarding the issue.