Alec Baldwin doesn’t think his younger brother Stephen Baldwin is going to jail.
The actor’s fellow thespian sibling was arrested on tax-evasion charges, but Alec thinks the situation has been twisted into something bigger than it actually is.
The 30 Rock star said on Piers Morgan Tonight: "I don't think he's going to jail. I know that he's in a negotiated settlement...Things that were online, which were...that's what media today does, they try to tilt it the way that they need it to be to sell copies and what have you, and sell online hits to their sites."
Apparently Stephen is already in the process of sorting out his financial situation.
Alec explained: "We're talking about him being arrested and taken into custody and what have you, [but] this was all prearranged with the D.A. for him to go in and make an appearance.
"And they've got to shake him down, and they've got to make him walk that gauntlet because that's their procedure, even though steps have been made to begin the process of remediating that money, and down payments have been made."
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