According to the Associated Press, Baldwin has said that the punch was reported "for the purposes of clickbait entertainment."
Tweeting from the account of the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, he added, "the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much."
As more details emerged from the incident, we've since learned that the 49-year-old male driver in the parking spot dispute told police that Baldwin hit him with his hand. It's unclear if it was a punch or a slap that the driver described.
That said, the driver complained about jaw pain and redness in the neck area, and was taken to a hospital.
Read Alec Baldwin's statements below. He is scheduled to appear in court on November 26.
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
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.