Alec Baldwin Sues Man Who Claims He Was Beat up Over Parking Spot
Is work so limited in Hollywood that it has come to fighting for New York parking? Also, who in their right mind actually drives in New York?
This is not the first time and it surely wont be the last time that Alec Baldwin is in the news for some kind of altercation. The latest drama has Baldwin suing the man who accused him of punching him during a dispute over a Manhattan parking spot last year. The “30 Rock” star apparently wants a jury decide the fate of the matter.
He says Wojciech Cieszkowski lied when he claimed Baldwin punched him in the face during the Nov. 2, 2018, fight. “When two New Yorkers get into an argument over a parking space, typically what happens is they exchange a few sharp words and then move on with their lives,” according to Baldwin’s suit, which was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Friday.
It clarifies, “But that is not what happened here. Cieszkowski has instead made up a false story about the encounter and refused to move on unless Baldwin succumbs to his extortion demands.”
Baldwin claims to have “lightly pushed” Cieszkowski during the altercation, but then the defendant turned around and lied to cops saying that he was badly assaulted, the papers say.
The suit depicts how Cieszkowski pulled his car into the spot Baldwin was waiting for, but the actor suggests he was only upset because he thought the driver had come dangerously close to his wife and child on the curb.
“Baldwin approached Cieszkowski to discuss what had just occurred,” the star’s suit says. “Rather than take a moment to reflect on his own actions — or to simply apologize — Cieszkowski responded to Baldwin’s concern for his family’s safety with self-righteous anger, and a verbal exchange ensued.”
According to the lawsuit, “Cieszkowski would later falsely characterize this moment in court pleadings as ‘Mr. Baldwin shov[ing] him hard in the chest with both hands'” and sat that the actor also “struck [him] in the left jaw with his right hand.”
Baldwin says the defendant acted with malice and “reckless disregard for the truth,” leavimgthe star financial damages. He is seeking a trial by jury. The actor, who was initially charged with assault, ended up pleading to harassment in the case earlier this year — and was sentenced to anger-management classes.
Apparently Alec has a video of the whole thing, but the public has yet to see it.
Cieszkowski has already filed a suit against Baldwin over the incident.
He claims in his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit, “Like the man he plays on television, Alec Baldwin is an entitled celebrity with a long history of verbally and physically mistreating others he sees as beneath him.”