Alec Baldwin started out his post-Thanksgiving week in Manhattan criminal court, where he appeared this morning for his arraignment on assault and harassment charges resulting from a parking space dispute earlier this month.

"There is incontrovertible video evidence that has been turned over to the district attorney’s office that proves beyond all doubt that Mr. Baldwin never punched anyone," Baldwin’s lawyer Alan Abramson said in court.

Baldwin, 60, was arrested on November 2nd outside his home on East 10th Street in Greenwich Village after allegedly punching 49-year-old Wojciech Cieszkowski. According to the NYPD, Cieszkowski "got to a [parking] spot they were both going for."

Baldwin apparently had someone holding the spot for him while he moved his car when Cieszkowski pulled his black Saab station wagon into the spot. When he went to pay at the muni meter, they allegedly got into some sort of physical altercation.

Cieszkowski told officers at the time that Baldwin sucker-punched him: "I observed the defendant push me and then strike me across the left side of my face with his closed right hand, resulting in pain to my face." Baldwin has denied punching him, but according to prosecutors, he allegedly complained about the driver to an officer on the scene, saying "he’s an asshole. He stole my spot. I did push him."

A day after the incident, Baldwin defended himself on Twitter: "Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false. I wanted to go on the record stating as much," he wrote. "I realize that it has become a sport to tag people w as many negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment. Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echos [sic], it doesn’t make the statements true."

The incident also led to a classic NY Post vs NY Daily News wood battle royale:

Regardless of who did or did not get slapped and/or punched and/or pushed in this case, we do hope the judge comes down with a definite ruling on dibs and parking spaces, since it's been over 26 years since the seminal Costanza v. Mike case.