Anti-Trump actor Alec Baldwin has won a court battle against a man who accused the actor of punching him in a parking lot.
As The New York Post reports:
Wojciech Cieszkowski sued Baldwin in April claiming he slugged him outside Baldwin’s East 10th Street apartment in a fight over a parking spot on Nov. 2, 2018.
Cieszkowski also alleged in the lawsuit that it was slanderous when the “30 Rock” actor went on “The Ellen Show” and “The Howard Stern Show” saying he thought Cieszkowski was going to run over his wife, Hilaria Baldwin.
Manhattan Supreme Court Justice David Cohen wrote in a new decision that Baldwin’s statements in the media were exaggerations and opinions which don’t rise to the level of defamation.
“As the defendant [Baldwin] was describing his own opinion of what he saw, no action for defamation under a slander per se theory lies,” reads Cohen’s decision.
Baldwin and his lawyers stated that they were pleased with the court’s decision.