I know if seems like celebrities can get away with just about anything these days. But Alec Baldwin is facing real consequences for his actions. Alec can kiss his career goodbye now that he’s pleaded GUILTY in his parking space fracas case. He had a good run. We’ll always remember how hot he was in Miami Blues, and Jack Donaghy will forever live on in our hearts. And to think, he seemed like such a genteel soul until he got into it with a perfect stranger over a parking space that fateful day. Now the long arm of justice has finally caught up to him.
According to People, Alec appeared in court today and stoically accepted his fate. Alec pleaded guilty to a charge of second-degree violation of harassment, the lowest level of offense possible (he was originally charged with misdemeanor assault). And with that brave act of self-recrimination, his life will be forever changed.
The judge ordered him to participate in an anger management program and pay $120, according to tweets from inside the courtroom by Fox News producer Tamara Gitt.
Entertainment Tonight further reports that once Alec completes his one-day anger management program (he probably has a punch card for these. Take 9 classes get the 10th free), his “case record will be sealed”, which I assume means he will be allowed to actively participate in society after he’s borne his punishment. Now before you run off to start a GoFundMe for Alec’s $120 restitution, consider launching a joint campaign for Kimora Lee Simmons, who may be facing a similar fate. Maybe GFM offers some sort of bulk discount.
Tell me, what does it look like when a docile man like Alec Baldwin walks into an anger management class? Does the teacher simply look at his serene and humble face, stand up, and indicate with a flourish of the hand and reverent gravitas, that Alec take over as moderator? It’s a ponderous punishment. Why, you might as well send the Dalai Lama to prison for caring too much.