Facing assault charge, Alec Baldwin donates Calgary performance fee back to Owen Hart Foundation

Facing assault charge, Alec Baldwin donates Calgary performance fee back to Owen Hart Foundation
Facing assault charge, Alec Baldwin returns his performance fee to Owen Hart Foundation
Alec Baldwin is donating his fee for an upcoming Calgary performance back to the Owen Hart Foundation now that the Hollywood A-lister has been charged with assault and harassment.

Baldwin is scheduled to appear in Calgary on Nov. 30 as the guest speaker for the Owen Hart Foundation’s 19th anniversary celebration.

Alec Baldwin gives back to Owen Hart Foundation

But organizers of the An Evening with Alec Baldwin event said they were shocked to hear about the charges stemming from an altercation with a 49-year-old man over a parking spot in front of Baldwin’s NYC home.

Officials say the men were arguing and pushing each other before the 60-year-old Baldwin hit the other man who was taken to hospital with jaw pain.

Martha Hart, the founder and director of the foundation, says the former 30 Rock star is donating his performance fee back to the foundation.

“Alec is confident he will be fully released from any potential charges resulting from this incident in New York City and he wants what is best for the charity,” Hart said in a statement. “He has therefore made this donation to show his support of the work the Owen Hart Foundation does.”

The foundation said one of its core values “is to be a non-judgmental organization” which is “in the business of providing seconds chances to people and [does] not apply double standards to anyone.”

The Nov. 30 event is billed as a night of impersonations, video clips and political insights from the performer and Saturday Night Live regular.

The annual event has raised funds for education, affordable housing and foreign aid to vulnerable individuals, according to the foundation.

Previous performers at the fundraiser have included Jerry Seinfeld, Robin Williams, Steve Martin, Martin Short and Elvis Costello.

Baldwin’s past scrapes with the law include a 2014 arrest in New York City for bicycling the wrong way on a one-way street and a 1995 arrest for allegedly slugging a paparazzi photographer in Los Angeles.

Baldwin was taken into custody just before 2 p.m. on Nov. 2 in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighbourhood. He was released two hours later. A court appearance has been scheduled for Nov. 26.

Actor Alec Baldwin is giving back his performance fee to the Owen Hart Foundation following his arrest in New York City.

Baldwin was arrested Friday after he allegedly punched a man in the face in a fight over a parking spot.

CALGARY (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Actor Alec Baldwin is giving back his performance fee to the Owen Hart Foundation following his arrest in New York City.

He’s set to appear at an event for the charity in Calgary on November 30 at the Jubilee Auditorium.

A statement issued by the Owen Hart Foundation said Baldwin feels there may be some backlash directed at the charity as a result of his actions, so he wants to give back.

Baldwin was arrested Friday after he allegedly punched a man in the face in a fight over a parking spot.

The statement said he is confident he’ll be fully released from any potential charges in the incident.

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