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Alec Apologizes for Attacking Daughter

Alec Apologizes for Attacking Daughter

Alec Baldwin just posted this message on his website in response to the angry voicemail he left his 11-year-old daughter Ireland:

“Thank you to everyone who has posted messages of suppport and understanding. Naturally, it is not best for a parent to lose their temper with their child. Everyone who knows me privately knows that I have endured a great deal over the last several years in my custody litigation.

Everyone who knows me privately knows that certain people will go to any lengths to embarass me and to disrupt my relationship with my daughter. In such public cases, your opponents attempt to take a picture of you on your worst day and insist that this is who you are as a person.

Outside the doors of divorce court, I have friends, I have respect from people I work with and I have a normal relationship with my daughter. All of that is threatened whenever one enters a court room.

Although I have been told by numerous people not to worry too much, as all parents lose their patience with their kids, I am most saddened that this was released to the media because of what it does to a child.

I’m sorry, as everyone who knows me is aware, for losing my temper with my child. I have been driven to the edge by parental alienation for many years now. You have to go through this to understand. (Although I hope you never do.)

I am sorry for what happened. But I am equally sorry that a court order was violated, which had deliberately been put under seal in this case. Once my book is published, I’m sure more people will understand the incredible strains created by parental alienation.

In the meantime, I’m sorry to anyone who’s taken offense from this episode.”

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104 Responses to “Alec Apologizes for Attacking Daughter”

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  1. 1
    Purple Worm Says:

    apologize to your daughter, d**kwad. she’s your best hope for redemption – not the public or you so-called fans. it makes me physically sick to imagine what it must have been like for that poor child to hear such a dreadful tirade. for that to go public is just what you deserve, you poor pathetic man.

  2. 2
    Cailee Says:

    It’s pretty sad that he is appoligizing to everyone else But his daughter.
    Get off your high horse Alec and appoligize to your daughter! what a Loser

  3. 3
    amara Says:

    Baldwin is sick and what he did to his daughter is unforgivable but if Kim Basinger released this voicemail of his calling his child a pig. I think that she is the worst parent its one thing to know you father is a monster but yet another to have to live with the knowledge that everyone knows what he said to you. They both disgust me as parents and this child appears to have been abused and used by both these self-involved opportunists. Kim releasing that message assured she would get custody. If she really cared about her daugher as deeply as she wants everyone to think she does, that message would have only gone to the lawyers and she would have won custody. This strike is called decimation. They both forgot about their kid. It’s sick. I hope they both have saved money for the therapy bills this little girl will need. Imagine her going to school on Monday with her school mates knowing that her father has so little regard for her feelings.

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    Pitchajarun Says:

    Wat a loser, a backtracking caught out loser. And for “everyone who knows him” – and still accepts what he did as a normal thing that all parents do to their children…. you are losers too. I hope I never see him in another movie, tv series, tv advert, anything, in fact i’m gonna boycott anything he’s in, he sucked as an actor anyway, no great loss. he doesn’t deserve the privileges that fame brings these people, lets us the public take it back off him.

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    NO LOVE Says:

    Please people….lay off the guy…all parents screw up at one point or another…is no big deal…can you imagine all the poison that kid has inside….

    mother bickers, father bickers….some families are just THAT screwed up!

    get over it!

  6. 6
    Pitchajarun Says:

    amara Says:
    April 20th, 2007 at 5:35 pm

    I dont agree with you amara, the truth is better out there, otherwise how can he change when is disgusting behaviour is hidden all the time? what is happening now through peoples reactions is natural social law, the public and his peers now know what he is like and will not accept his behaviour and he will step back into line through shame and embarrassment, which is as good a reason or motivation as any if it works.

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    Pamgela Texas Says:

    There is no excuse for such a tirade with anyone, whether it’s your daughter or a stranger. Alec has a great opportunity right now to acknowledge that his tone was inexcusable. That no one should be spoken to in that tone. His website letter is defensive and doesn’t show that he has learned anything. The words are not the issue, it’s the tone. You can tell in his tone that he was just as easily killed his daughter for what “she has done to him.” do you smell victim here? victim/martyr is the same coin. Hmmm….parental alienation…wonder why? Do you think that maybe he has had anything to do with this??? Hmmm…ya thunk? Look, nobody is perfect. Alec would benefit greatly from some deep introspection, maybe take the Landmark that would be incredible for him, his daughter and the ex.

  8. 8
    april Says:

    too little too late, sorry Alec Baldwin your still an abuser

  9. 9
    Pitchajarun Says:

    NO LOVE Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 5:48 pm – flag comment
    Please people….lay off the guy…all parents s


  10. 10
    AddictedtoBAMPZs Says:

    This statement does no good. It is too late. Even if this were the only time in his entire relationship with his child he ever used words and threats like this(which I doubt), they are forever emblazoned in his child’s thoughts. She will never forget, may never forgive. These parents are the classic case of throwing the baby (literally in this case) out with the bathwater. So intent on defeating one another they no longer really care about what they are supposedly fighting to win.

  11. 11
    Sawyer Says:

    I get what he’s saying about being alienated from his daughter. I really know how he feels. But I would NEVER speak to my daughter that way. No one should ever take their frustration out on their child and verbally abuse their child like he did. There is no coming back from this. He doesn’t even know how old his daughter is!

  12. 12
    Sophie Says:

    Hey awesome picture choice Jared :) you are enjoying this!! I mean not the child abuse, of course, but you know what I mean.

  13. 13
    Sophie Says:

    BTW, look at how muck make up he’s wearing!!!

  14. 14
    aqtpie Says:

    I agree with you Amara, they both disgust me too and I think the mother leaked the voice message, on purpose. It’s one thing to take the message to court and let them hear it; in order to stop contact visitations. But she knew what she was doing when she leaked it, and knew what the purpose of leaking it was for. They have being like the paddles of the game ping pong and using their daughter as the ball for years. Maybe Kim doesn’t verbally abuse her daughter like Alec, but you can tell she is being mentally abused by both. It’s sad that two adults can’t get along enough for the sake of their daughter that she has to have her own special phone; just for him to call. Sad and disgusting!!! I hope she grows up and leaves them both to wallow in their miseries by themselves.

  15. 15
    sue Says:

    When did he become such a loud-mouth bruiser? Whatever happened to his Beetlejuice days? Back then he seemed like such a classy nice guy. hmmmm

  16. 16
    Suzy Says:

    No child deserves to be spoken to like that no matter what the circumstance! I don’t care what Mr. Baldwin has endured or from whom….there should be no excuses. That is abuse, and something his daughter will never forget…

    His supposed “people” who know him privately are idiots for accepting this sort of behavior…

    No wonder he is divorced.

  17. 17
    lovetoreply Says:

    Just because he hasn’t publicly apologized to his daughter doesn’t mean that he hasn’t.
    When parents go off the handle they usually realize it as soon as they calm down and apologize directly or buy your love back from the guilt.

    Wasn’t there a story a while ago about how the wife was making chocolates with messages on them for Ireland? Like “you’re all mommy has” and crazy **** like that?

  18. 18
    celeb watcher Says:

    Kim probably just wants to keep her away from the jerk. I can’t say I blame her.

  19. 19
    Parent Says:

    He is sick! The only reason he is sorry is because he got caught! No matter how angry parents get, there is no excuse for such abusive behavior.

  20. 20
    Ashley Says:

    There are some people who still don’t find Alec’s lashing out to be abuse. Let’s have a little lesson here:

    When someone hits, punches, smacks you, that’s called physical abuse.

    When someone berates, insults, and demeans you, that is mental abuse – you’re being verbally attacked.

    Now, not every fight or argument is abuse, but when it’s directed at an 11 year old girl – that’s different. Even though we don’t know all the circumstances surrounding the message, any child who is treated like this has been abused.

  21. 21
    Juno Says:

    Whether you like it or not, it is normal for a parent to get angry with a child. Sometimes our children will push our buttons to see how far and how much they can get away with. IF you are in denial with this situation, you must have a pretty spoiled kid. Yes, we must love our children, but at the same token discipline is just as necessary.
    The saddest part of his and Kim B’s situation is why the hell they couldn’t get along for the sake of their child. They are both at fault for setting a bad example of how unforgiving and vengeful a person can be. Their daughter will pick this attitude, and will continue this cycle when she eventually will have her own family. And these cycle are hard to break. Sad………

  22. 22
    [Fug Face [x]] Says:

    alec, dont apologize to that disrespectful little pig! her and her dis-gus-ting mother.

  23. 23
    T Says:

    I can’t help but take his side. The impression I get of kim basinger isn’t a good one, and 12 year olds can be brats let alone ones that are millionaires and if he’s the only one that gives her any discipline are harsh reality phone call might be neccessary. The sickest part of this whole thing is that his private phone conversations can be released to the public for us to comment on.

  24. 24
    NORA Says:

    Let’s have a reality check here… Whether you can admit or not, every single family has some form of dysfunction, and most of us are likely to be in denial or keep it as a family secret. Dysfuntion can be as mild as a parent playing favortism on a child or bad as physical violence…. But when a divorce playes into the dysfunction, it gets ten times worse. I believe both Alec and Kim have issues and both are at fault… It’s equally bad that Kim would publicly humilate her own family (meaning herself and her ONLY child) by leaking this information at the expense of her daughter. I find this to be is worse than her ex husband, who also has a lot of issues, losing himself.

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    Heidi Says:

    It is not a fact that Kim Basinger released the tape.

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