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Alec Baldwin Settles Lawsuit With Man Who Claimed The Actor Punched Him In The Face Over NYC Parking Spot In 2018

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Feb. 1 2022, Published 7:01 a.m. ET

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Alec Baldwin has reportedly settled a lawsuit with a man who accused him of punching him during an argument over a parking spot in New York City.

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The incident occurred in November 2018. The Still Alice star reportedly punched Wojciech Cieszkowski in the face when they clashed about a parking spot outside Baldwin's Manhattan apartment.

In 2019, Cieszkowski sued Baldwin for assault and slander after he unknowingly took a parking spot Baldwin was waiting for outside his apartment. According to court documents obtained by CNN, Baldwin "shoved him hard and then punched him in the jaw" at the time.

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In response, the 63-year-old countersued for defamation and false imprisonment. He alleged that Cieszkowski fabricated his allegations about being punched. He maintained that Cieszkowski was actually just lightly pushed, despite his insistence that the 30 Rock alum shoved "him hard in the chest with both hands," the outlet reported.

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In January 2019, Baldwin pleaded guilty to violation of harassment in the second degree with a conditional discharge, per the outlet. He was ordered to attend anger management classes and pay a $120 fine.

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Meanwhile, Cieszkowski's bid to dismiss Baldwin's defamation claim was rejected by Manhattan Supreme Court Justice David Cohen in March 2021, according to Fox News.

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Baldwin and Cieszkowski reportedly settled their claims out of court on Monday, January 31. The terms of the resolution were not make public.

"Alec Baldwin and Wojciech Cieszkowski have agreed to resolve all litigation concerning the incident that occurred between them on November 2, 2018," their attorneys said in a joint statement to Page Six.

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Despite the suit coming to an end, this was not the only legal drama Baldwin has been embroiled in.

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As previously reported by OK!, he is being sued for defamation by the family of Rylee McCollum, a marine who lost his life in August. Baldwin previously sent McCollum's sister a donation intended for his widow and their baby. However, he later falsely accused members of the family of being present at the riots that took place at the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

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The family is seeking $25 million in damages for defamation, invasion of privacy, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

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Baldwin has also been caught up in legal woes following the accidental Rust set shooting in October. Director of Photography Halyna Hutchins lost her life at the time after the prop gun with live ammunition was discharged while in Baldwin's hand on the New Mexico set.

As previously reported by OK!, the It's Complicated star and other Rust producers filed to dismiss a lawsuit filed by the film's script supervisor, Mamie Mitchell. The plaintiff made complains of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and deliberate infliction of harm in her suit.

The defense claimed in response that "despite Plaintiff’s [Mitchell's] attempt to label claims as intentional, nothing about Plaintiff’s allegations suggest that any of Defendants intentionally committed harmful conduct under New Mexico law."

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