Alec Baldwin to attend anger management after pleading guilty to harassment
Actor Alec Baldwin on Wednesday pleaded guilty to a harassment charge stemming from a parking spot tussle, and agreed to attend a short-term anger management program.
The New York actor - whose impersonation of Donald Trump on the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live earned him an Emmy award - was released on conditional discharge after the Manhattan court hearing.
Baldwin, 60, is due back on March 27 for a compliance update on his anger management class.
He was arrested in November after punching a 49-year-old man in the face during a New York parking dispute, police said.
The younger man has already parked his vehicle and was attempting to buy a parking ticket prior to the dispute.
Baldwin was initially charged with harassment and assault, but following negotiations with the prosecutor pleaded guilty to the lesser harassment charge.
The actor, who gave no statement as he left the courthouse, is well-known for his strong personality and hot temper.
In 2014, he was detained by New York police for riding his bicycle the wrong way down a street.
And in 2011, he was thrown off a plane for "extremely rude" behavior after refusing to turn his cell phone off.
Alec Baldwin due in court on charges he punched over parking
Alec Baldwin is due in court in New York City for a hearing on charges that he slugged a man during a dispute over a parking spot in last fall.
The 60-year-old actor is scheduled to appear in a Manhattan courtroom Wednesday morning. He’s charged with misdemeanor attempted assault and harassment, a violation.
Baldwin has denied punching anyone in the Nov. 2 clash . The former “30 Rock” star’s lawyer says he’ll be vindicated by “incontrovertible video evidence .”
Police say the two started arguing and pushing each other after the man parked in a spot that Baldwin said a family member was holding for him.
Baldwin, who portrays President Donald Trump on “Saturday Night Live,” has gotten into several public confrontations over the years. Some have led to legal trouble.
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