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Alec Apologizes for Attacking Daughter

Alec Apologizes for Attacking Daughter

Alec Baldwin just posted this message on his website alecbaldwin.com 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”

  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.

  4. 4
    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.

  5. 5
    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:

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    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.

  7. 7
    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 Forum..wow 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:

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    NO LOVE Says:

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

    …IS THAT YOU ALEX???

  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.

  25. 25
    Heidi Says:

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

  26. 26
    MJ Says:

    What a jerk! Ireland’s mom and dad both have poor parenting skills but Alec Baldwin is disgusting. I hope he loses visitation rights.

  27. 27
    Lalo Says:

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    T Says:
    April 20th, 2007 at 7:05 pm – flag comment

    The sickest part of this whole thing is that his private phone conversations can be released to the public for us to comment on.

    Umm, that was not a “conversation”. That was pure abuse and abusers need to be recognized/exposed so that they can be treated. Beside, if it was a somewhat normal message and not a diatribe directed at a child, then no one would care to put it out for public consumption. It would be a non news item.

    Good for Kim if she did leak such a vile message & attack to her daughter. This is perhaps her desperate attempt to shed light on how sick and abusive Alec is to them. Apparently he gave them solid proof and substantial material to work with! As for the daughter being hurt that her mother might have leaked this to the public…you don’t think she’s already hurt from all the years of (and private) abuse from her father? Kinda sad that Alec can be so riled up to spew such a horrible message to a child – his own no less. Horrible man. Hope this ends his career and his few friends abandon him. Then he’ll have something to be really angry about. Pick on someone your own size, Alec! What a piece of ****.

  28. 28
    Shar Says:

    I have two children and believe me it is not hard at all to yell at them and say bad things that you regret as soon as they come out of your mouth. When you’re angry you are not behaving in an rational manner. I’m not excusing what Alec did but I do understand.

  29. 29
    R Says:

    Based on this exact quote from the tirade…:

    “And this crap you pull on me with this goddamn phone situation that you would never dream of doing to your mother and you do it to me constantly and over and over again.”

    …this has nothing to do w/the kid. This fu*ktard is angry w/Kim, and completely taking it out on the poor kid. Nowadays parents are so effing self-involved, no wonder some kids turn out like they do.

  30. 30
    inkwerty'shumbleopinion Says:

    let me guess… next stop……REHAB ……. LOL! LOSER!

  31. 31
    magnus Says:

    u people are demented

    you’re all the losers. he’s the world famous millionaire actor.

  32. 32
    Hannah Says:

    Nope, not us Magnus, but maybe you and Alec?

  33. 33
    kissmybutt Says:

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  34. 34
    dali Says:

    It is also abuse for a parent to take a private dispute and make it public. By leaking the recording she probably not only violated a judge’s order but also violated her daughter’s privacy. In her attempt to publicly discredit her ex she exposed her daughter to more ugliness. If you ask me both parents have some serious issues and their feud seems to be more important than their daughter’s well being.

  35. 35
    kissmybutt Says:

    crap, it messed up. It was supposed to be a pic of a big FAT BUTT!

  36. 36
    Gds D Says:

    I hope a judge takes the bold step of having Ireland removed and both parents have to have monitored visits until custody is settled. Kim doesn’t seem to have a lot going on in her career and yes I know she is in a movie this summer, but her last piece of crap that was on Lifetime was an embarrassment. She needs Alec’s paycheck to keep up her lifestyle, she too mentally unstable to realize she is undercutting herself by trying to destroy Alec.

  37. 37
    pam Says:

    He calls his daughter’s mother his opponent and is equally sorry this was leaked!!! What a tool!!!!!!! Empty apologies.

  38. 38
    You/Me Says:

    I still say GET A ROPE!

  39. 39
    essie Says:

    i agree with you poster #3!!

    it’s such bullcrap to use the media to get pity marks..

  40. 40
    Laur Says:

    you people are all retarded. Get a life. Leave the guy alone you have no idea what going through a custody battle does to a person, let alone one where the 2 parents HATE each other. Your all morons. When your perfect come back and bash anyone you want but until then shut the f**K up!

  41. 41
    lizzie Says:

    The sadness here is that two totally dysfunctional people had a child together, and that child will end up being a manipulating dysfunctional. The next generation of pain.

  42. 42
    GeekSquad Says:

    32 people dead at virginia tech and we have this to discuss, i’m sad for america! I’m on here too,so i’m just as bad. but i’ve been wearing a little ribbon in the vtech colors to show my support from ohio cause i know i can’t make a change from here.

  43. 43
    BoBo Says:

    Losing your temper??? My God he verbally abused the poor little girl! I’m betting it was a one time only thing either.

    He should have no parental rights or visits. He’s a horrible person and father.

  44. 44
    carolina Says:

    I’m sorry but he’s not sorry that he said it.He’s just sorry that he got caught saying it.This is really sad for Ireland-she seems like a sweet child. Sounds like both the parents are a tad kooky-hope that they can work things out for the best for her.

  45. 45
    You/Me Says:

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    Laur Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 8:46 pm – flag comment
    you people are all retarded. Get a life. Leave the guy alone you have no idea what going through a custody battle does to a person, let alone one where the 2 parents HATE each other. Your all morons. When your perfect come back and bash anyone you want but until then shut the f**K up!
    **************

    Does doing what is in the best interest of your child and treating your child with love and respect count as being perfect? Because if it does then I’M BACK TO BASH ALEC.
    There is absoletly no excuse for talking to your child the way he did, hating your spouse or not, going through a custody battle or not. Aparrently Alec is the one who needs to shut the f**k up, at least until he learns to control his anger towards his daughter anyway.

  46. 46
    Macodmia Says:

    I’m sorry, but I disagree with the majority of you. How could we comment on what this is or isn’t. All we know is that Alec Baldwin, left a personal message for his daughter. And he yelled at her. We don’t know any of the circumstances. I find it highly unlikely that none of you were yelled at by a parent. Abuse, not even close. YOu want to know abuse, come work where I do, and see what I see. This wouldn’t even lift an eyebrow. Yes, he uses a lot of harsh words, and it sounds awful, but he is also just a man having a bad moment. And I would like each one of you to take a look in the mirror, and tell me that you have never yelled or treated a loved one like that.

    This is so frustrating what the media chooses to put out there. This is not something that is even news worthy. Please lets talk about how to prevent the next virginia tech incident, finding new ways to develope a safer, more efficient energy source. The possibilty of GLobal warming. Figuring out how to have world peace.

    One stand alone incident between a Father and a Daughter, is not news worthy.

  47. 47
    amberlyn Says:

    bad day, for a bad dad

    Based on real-life experiences with my own father using the same type of rage infused voice that’s beyond maximum volume, and zero self-restraint in communicating…I can only truly sympathize deeply, with the terrorized child, and most certainly, terrorized ex-wife and mother of that child, as well as everyone else involved who must tolerate any legal process with this very out of control father/man. No circumstance with anyone other than the child can create the parent’s approach with the child …. other wise every parent who has undergone tremendous struggle and ‘trials’ of any sort would be permanently disfigured in their capacity to parent. Some people emerge from difficulty with more resolve to emanate compassion and gentleness…such as some famous survivors of the holocaust… it’s everyone’s choice to generate either patience, or a reflection of their
    frustrations…

    Remove the celebrity status and privilege — and it’s a cut and dry situation. Abusing and threatening the child, is by default threatening and abusing the mother as well — as the mother is forced and compelled to protect her child. I find it abusive to both child and mother to be forced to keep quiet when obviously they are dealing with a man who has lost control and is not subject to
    the standard limits proscribed by the law.

    This is clearly a cry for help, during a week when the nation is facing the consequences of ignoring other cries for help. Unchecked rage that goes
    on in a gag-ordered fog of silence can only lead to the rage inspired actions that match
    such a dynamic….even if on a much smaller scale.

    Now the world knows, and the spotlight just might add some much needed
    self-awareness by necessity to this particular father’s parenting style.

    i mean, my god, he sounded like he was ‘whacking’ a mobster in good fellas or one of those over the top gangster movies….its true…you need to HEAR the roar that goes along with the words….the words are scary, but the sound of his voice, screaming—-is one genuine horror flick worthy growl….

    i never felt so lucky to not be associated with a celebrity..

  48. 48
    parent Says:

    I think I’ll skip Alec Baldwin’s book and hold out for the one poor Ireland writes when she grows up.

  49. 49
    amberlyn Says:

    why are my comments not being posted?? i put a lot into what i wrote…

  50. 50
    lula29 Says:

    Macodmia,

    I completely agree. This is not news and it is definitely not something that should have been made public.

    And no duh a parent isn’t supposed to talk to their child that way. It’s not profound to say this. What Alec Baldwin did (I didn’t watch or listen, it’s not my business) is wrong, but it’s also a private matter being handled by the courts. Who else needs to be involved in this? What else can any of us do aside gossip? Drag the daughter through even more mud by being all in her business. No one knows what went on, in the future Ireland might really regret the intrusion more than the incident, so the leak has potentially done more harm the the actual event.

    I can’t believe the media actually released this.

  51. 51
    Defright Says:

    I feel for Alec Baldwin. Unless you live the life of a manipulative ex and kid, you cannot viably have an opinion! I can attest being a stepmother and seeing the games played by the custodial parent as well as seeing a manipulating ‘brat’ get away with ruining lives and playing head games – you lose it when you have no control or say-so because a child is caught in the middle of two parents fighting and given too much power. I have firsthanded witnessed parental alienation and it can drive a person to extremes. My first husband was a crackhead and died in a homicide – At times, I would rather live that life again than live life as a stepmom – helpless with my feelings knowing how a child should be raised and how the child should respect the parent – whether divorced or fatherless. And I have four children who are successful and good people – I know how to raise children! You obey all the rules and then are told to call specific times, come over to pick the child up at certain times and they ‘forgot to tell you they had other plans’ etc. Another example: if you don’t kiss custodial parent’s hind parts just right – it is hell to pay. The kid won’t return calls for weeks, the kid will refuse to see you added with custodial parent won’t return calls and they both play games. They don’t share report cards, medical information, whether the child is in town or not, not even Summer camp information when my husband paid for the camp! Everyone ends up upset including innocent family members in the new family because ‘poor bud’ learned games from mommy and doesn’t want to talk to daddy. Oh and the money thing… what a joke! Hubby has never paid child support late – pays the entire medical insurance bill and 2/3rds of ALL medical bills, pays more child support than he is legally obligated to because biological mommy doesn’t work, pays half of the kids car insurance, entire cell phone bill, half of all school costs, etc….. Yet bio mom drives a $50k sportscar, has a maid and gardener, travels, etc. because her hubby #3 has money and they get the tax deduction when my husband pays 100% of the brats support. Top this – we even gets bills from the Witch for .99 cotton swabs! Thus, I cannot wait until the brat turns 18 (next year) – let’s see just how wonderful he is as an adult with all the nasty things and lack of respect he shows my husband and our family. My prayer is for my stepson to meet a girl like his mom who intentionally gets pregnant for 18 years of monthly checks. Perhaps my stepson and his witch mother will finally know how it feels all the hell they have put my husband me our family through!

  52. 52
    please think Says:

    First of all, what if Ireland leaked the tape? What if she gave it to a friend who gave it to a parent who leaked it to the media? We don’t know who leaked the tape. Just because Alec is accusing Kim, that means zilch.

    Some of you are maintaining that this is not bad? Getting angry at your kids is normal behavior. Yes, they can make you crazy, but it’s his words you guys. You’re missing the point. He called her a pig. It’s his choice of that words that is the most disturbing, that and the fact that he basically calls her stupid.

    I’m sorry if any of you talk to your children that way and if you’ve been talked to that way. You think it’s normal, but it’s not. Acknowledge the dysfunction okay? If you don’t see it, you can’t change it. Raising children is not a piece of cake, but the anger should not get so bad to where you are totally disrespecting them as he has done. If Alec does not respect Ireland, why does he expect her to respect him? There is no way in hell that she can.

  53. 53
    BrangelinaFan CCornel Says:

    Sounds to me like Angelina Jolie and Jon Voight Redux !!

    And they wonder why Angie still hasn’t forgiven her father. It’s because he’s made her feel as bad as Ireland probably feels now for most of her life.

    Alec just better hope that he doesn’t end up like pitiful Jon Voight . . . sad, alone, and lonely without a chance anymore of having a normal relationship with his child or her offspring.

    You would think Alec would have looked to the Jolie/Voight dysfunctional situation first as an example to avoid.

    Good luck Alec and Ireland.

    – Brangelina Fan

  54. 54
    please think Says:

    Above, there are many people who share your experience. I feel sad for you, but at the same time, you signed onto that. Nobody put a gun to your head. Honestly, I feel that when a man has children, I want to love those children as if they are my own. If I cannot, no marriage. When children are being raised, their welfare comes before you.

  55. 55
    joe Says:

    what the hell! Did anyone see what he said? “Once my book gets published, and so on. Sounds like a set up. (last paragraph)

  56. 56
    BSB Says:

    Alec is an *****! I see to many stories about his egotistical ways and they
    ALL aren’t lies. When that plane with the baseball player crashed into that apartment building a little bit ago in New York, they weren’t letting anyone in the buildings around that. Well Mr. Baldwin thought that somehow he was god’s chosen one and pulled one of those don’t-you-know-who-I-am ETs(ego trips) and demanded that he be let through because he lived in a nearby building. If I was the cop “sure buddy, go on through, and while your at it, stand right under that burning building with the plane sticking out and make sure some of that falling debris falls right on your beautiful
    better-tha-everyone-else’s face. Please, he needs to be sitting in a gutter with people pissing all over him.

  57. 57
    KRUNGKRUNG Says:

    ohmigod, since how long is this custody battle going to last? it’s been 4ever 4godsakes, why can’t kim n alec compromise? i can understand a lil bit of alec’s tirade, he maybe trying to call his daughter over the phone n the daughter maybe is ignoring his calls n that’s what makes him very mad, i would too, maybe kim is brainwashing her daughter about her father, who knows?

  58. 58
    Adam Says:

    I don’t know if this has been said before and it probably has but in my opinion if he really feels this way about his daughter, why is he fighting so hard for custody?

  59. 59
    KRUNGKRUNG Says:

    i don’t think Alec is a bad father n vice versa, when he won the golden globes he even acknowledged his daughter, i am not a parent so it’s hard 4 me to judge Alec n Kim let alone going through a custody battle, must be very hard to endure with, good luck to them

  60. 60
    SweetyKat Says:

    My heart goes out to this man. I feel so bad for everyone involved. Ireland’s parents need their a$$e$ kicked. Both of them. For those of you who have children, which I know a lot of you teeny-boppers don’t, you should kind of understand his actions. I know I get angry with my children and I yell at them. I don’t condone what he said (the name calling and all that), however, people with children have said things to them that they’ve regretted later. It just so happens that he’s a famous actor, and someone decided to put him on front street.

    Kim and Alec should be civilized adults and understand that nothing is more important than their children and come to some kind of agreement. I really hate it when the parents use their children when things are crappy between them. They should at least be cordial when it comes to the kids, man. IMO, the whole thing is a very sad situation. It’s heartbreaking really.

  61. 61
    BoBo Says:

    Give me a break people. You don’t have to have a spoiled child if you’ve never lost your temper. That’s just assinine to say!

    A parent may lose their temper or even yell, but you don’t yell pig and obsenities at a child. If you do and excuse it as JUST losing your temper. You need parenting classes yourself. He’s threatening and yelling obsence, vile things. It doesn’t matter if she’s rich or spoiled. You don’t teach better behaviour with bad behaviour.

    Chances are she doesn’t want to be around him and who could blame her. I’m sure this wasn’t the first time talking to her like this. And if he’s frustrated, he has no business taking it out on her.

    Both parents may be in the wrong, but using and/or abusing a child is wrong. Period! She is still in elemtary school for Gods sake. This is not a case of just losing your temper, it’s waaaay beyond that.

  62. 62
    aida Says:

    As a parent, I know that there are times that we lose patience with our children. Parents are also human. It is not an excuse but a fact that people should consider before we stone this man to death. It’s sad enough that this parent lost patience with his child and said some mean things but it’s even sadder to know that someone released this to the media to embarassed the father and end up humiliating the child in public.

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    proud mama Says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with you shar (#28). Because this has been such a nasty, public divorce and custody battle, I can’t help but wonder what sweet, innocent, little Kim is doing in all of this. Just because she hasn’t ever had her conversations with her daughter aired for the world to judge, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have them. And even if she has never spoken to her daughter in that way (and I’m not saying it’s a good way to talk) she is still one half of the couple who has forced this girl to deal with adult issues way too young and robbed her of the happy childhood that every kid should have the chance at. “Booooo” to the both of you.

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    proud mama Says:

    I agree wholeheartedly with you shar (#28). Because this has been such a nasty, public divorce and custody battle, I can’t help but wonder what sweet, innocent, little Kim is doing in all of this. Just because she hasn’t ever had her conversations with her daughter aired for the world to judge, doesn’t mean she doesn’t have them. And even if she has never spoken to her daughter in that way (and I’m not saying it’s a good way to talk) she is still one half of the couple who has forced this girl to deal with adult issues way too young and robbed her of the happy childhood that every kid should have the chance at. “Booooo” to the both of you.
    p.s. How do we know he hasn’t already apologized to his daughter, that is if he is allowed to talk to her? We don’t! So he may very well have already.

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    pothed Says:

    that loser doesnt deserve my attention ever again.

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    F Says:

    There is no excuse whatsoever for the manner with which Alec Baldwin talked to his daughter. No excuse! And since it was brought up on Showbiz Tonight that this was not an isolated incident then that makes it even more deplorable. Since Alec Baldwin has a history of violent outbursts I’m not surprised that Kim Basinger (if it’s true) leaked this tape to the media. If this is the kind of behavior that she was subjected to during her marriage then I’m glad it became public. No wife or child should be subjected to that kind of tirade. Now I know why their custody battle has become so ugly and drawn out. I can understand why she would fight to keep her ex-husband away fron her child if he behaved in that manner. It’s like a husband who batters a wife and then apologizes for his action. It doesn’t stop the violence.

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    amara Says:

    I don’t understand how anyone can think the public knowing about that voice mail helps anyone. These people constantly complain about the press, yet, uses them to promote thier selfishness and to curry favor with the public.

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    sue Says:

    If she released this tape , It must have been a last resort for her. Whether it was a wrong decision or not. Im not blaming her.I don’t think anyone believed her when she told about his abuse and rages. Mothers would do just about anything to protect their children.

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    Gds D Says:

    She released the tape for revenge, like she has done since the beginning of the custody battle. Kim is no lioness protecting her cub, she is a vindictive woman who uses her child has a tool to exact revenge on her ex. She is not the first woman to do it and won’t be the last, but because she “once” was a celeb she uses the media to try and one-upsmanship her ex. This is pathetic.

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    remember da truth Says:

    Please. I agree with Shar and the other parents who don’t spend their time in front of Oprah believing that all children are innocent victims and one should never raise your voice to your child, blah blah blah.

    Sure what he did was wrong, and obviously, if it was bad, releasing it so everyone hears it and knows it is also bad and possibly worse. Ireland has it rough with two bad parents.
    But a reality check IS in order here. Ireland is not scarred for life by this, trust me. She knew exactly what she was doing, and needed to be told how her actions have consequences, and that she is responsible for hurting someone else. She didn’t need to be told with such language, but obviously she is a rude, spoiled brat made that way by her selfish mother who has no doubt told her that it’s okay to treat Alec badly.

    Alec’s fault is that he used language he shouldn’t have. But once again, if you are a parent, and if you have been parent or step-parent to kids of divorce who are sharp and know how to play one parent off the other, losing your temper with your child and yelling at them DOES happen. This is not a unique situation. Everyone acting so self-righteous is exactly how these kids can manipulate situations and know that all the pop psychology pundits out there will talk about feelings and the poor child and they are laughing all the time at how they got away with their bad behavior.

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    jill Says:

    I agree with Amara……Whether Alec was being alienated from his daughter or not he should not have said the things he said. He’s only going to cause more turmoil between he and his daughter in the end. It’s really sad that some grown ups can’t get themselves together for their children’s sake. It would be one thing if he was abusive but if he treats her with love and cares for her then the other parent should back off. It seems to me if the daughter is ignoring his calls it’s probably because of all the negative things she hears from her mother and then her father’s temper backs up the claims. If Kim cared at all about her daughter’s well being then she would try to say more positive things about Alec, so her daughter knows that no matter what is going on between Mom and Dad, she and her father are not a part of the feud.

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    jill Says:

    And when I said I agree with Amara……I’ve taken care of children who’s parents are going through a bad divorce and I can see their faces when one parent is blabbing to another parent about the ex. they are hurt and ashamed. I feel really bad. So I don’t think this is a case where it was good to be spread to the public. There will be enough people in court to decide and hear his words.

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    ali Says:

    I can’t believe some of you females are falling right into Baldwin’s hands. Now you are calling Ireland a brat? Give me a break!

    My best friend was in a similar situation. Her father was abusive to her mom, but when they split, her father ran my friend like a drill sarge. A controlling man is a controlling man. They don’t change just because of a divorce. He would make her “jump,” giving her a list of orders. He was trying to do to her what he did to her mother. It caused her so much pain and anger. He would give her gifts and then expect her to do everything he told her to do when he told her to do it. She was very angry toward him.

    My guess is that Ireland is a regular little girl who is just tired of her father’s demands. Also, she’s coming to that age where kids start separating from their parents and getting closer to friends. I can picture Kim saying, ‘Honey, I know exactly what you are going through because he did the same things to me.’ If this child is doing this over and over again (ignoring his calls), she is rebelling against his control. She is deliberately defying him.

    If Alec Baldwin’s little girl is not anticipating talking to her father, it’s his fault. His whole interest in that child is because he has a link to his ex-wife Kim Basinger. I think he’s a poor father and the child has seen it with her own eyes. This little girl is an only child with two wealthy adult parents. There is no sibling rivalry to deal with. She should feel special, have the best manners and be adored like their little princess.

  74. 74
    ali Says:

    58 Adam Says:

    April 20th, 2007 at 11:36 pm – flag comment
    I don’t know if this has been said before and it probably has but in my opinion if he really feels this way about his daughter, why is he fighting so hard for custody?

    Because abusers never want to release their grip and control. Alec hasn’t married again because in his mind, Kim Basinger will always be his wife.

    I wish Kim would fall madly in love and get married again. Alec would be beside himself with anger.

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    Dumdums Says:

    I think If Kim did release it,.. it was the last resort to get a quick favorable ruling in a case that has Balwin shoving his fist and kicking down everything and intimidating others to get his way. This was an Unreasonable man saying ME ME ME! How I feel what I want, you will obey me or I will crush you and harm your mother too!.. Who knows maybe Ireland said.. “Please show them.. show everyone how horribly he treats you and me in private mom.” Does anyone know how wonderful a father Ryan O’Neal is?

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    WTF Says:

    He is an ass and I’m sure this isn’t the first time she’s been the victim of his rants.

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    GP Says:

    Don’t know a parent yet that has not said something to their child and lived to regret it.
    Having another parent turn a child against the other parent is child abuse. I have seen it and it is ugly. It pushes you over the edge

  78. 78
    lula29 Says:

    There are apparently a lot of women who believe the rights of the mother are more than that of the father, and hence such situations, e.g., parental alienation arise.

    Look at how many women have already made Kim Basinger a victim. A victim she’s not and fortunately for her she’s smart enough not to have taped evidence of the way she might interact with her child at times.

    I’ve seen tons of mothers go off in this same, EXACT SAME, manner with their children and for them there’s this automatic sympathy.

    I don’t buy that this is abuse. He will definitely regret his words, but honestly it happens. This should have never been released to the public because all the self-righteous come out of the woodwork to crucify as if they don’t live in a glass house.

    At the end of the day this is a family matter and honestly, had this not of been made public who’s to say he wouldn’t have talk to his daughter later and apologized.

    Some of you need to go to http://www.truemomconfessions.com to realize that even mothers make such mistakes.

    His behavior is wrong, but they need to work out custody so both parents are involved in Irelands life. Alec Baldwin isn’t my favorite actor, but he is not the devil and if he was so horrible Kim Basinger should have thought twice before creating a life with him. And don’t give me any “he probably changed after they got together” mess either, because bullsh*t. Basinger probably thought his temper was cute when they got together and now sense she don’t love him no more his anger is a problem.

    Also releasing this tape isn’t going to help anyone, stop with the “last resort” crap. What are we going to do about this custody issue. Form a march? Write letters to our congressmen? No, all we can do is sit back and be self-righteous because it’s not our dirty business put on blast.

    This is a mess all around.

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    Pennagirl Says:

    He did apologize to the daughter, the next day…but none of your read that part…it was on another site.

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    freddie Says:

    Alex has been abusive to lots of other people he has worked with there are people out there that won’t even deal with him and he abused Kim in public when they were together he’s a control freak and his own daughter is old enough to know what a nut he is she proably hates him he is so disrespectful and hateful and Kim has been trying to protect her daughter from him for along time this isn’t just a one time thing he’s a bully and a sick-o

  81. 81
    Wow Says:

    That is verbal abuse at its worst, and any parent defending him needs to have a hard look at themselves in the mirror – that is NOT discipline, it is ABUSE. I don’t know that it was necessarily Kim’s camp that leaked the tape, but even if it is, I am glad it was leaked. I bet even Ireland is glad that the world finally knows what a controlling, abusive jerk her father is. She may have to suffer some ribbing at school for a few days, but she is probably quite relieved that the abuser of her and her Mom has finally been exposed. If you have never suffered from verbal, emotional abuse you cannot understand the mark it leaves and what you will tolerate for it to stop.

  82. 82
    mrsgeneva Says:

    I am with Alec all the way. He just lost his temper and I would like to hear one man say that he never talked like that before. He did call her to apologize but “pig” did not answer either. I guess we have to wait for the book to understand what happened. As a divorced parent, I can understand what he had to do through to act like that. Sorry but KIM seems to be a real ***** in this.

  83. 83
    Boody Says:

    Obviously none of you have raised a pampered 11 yr old. A preteen boy can press your buttons…. but a preteen girl can push you rite over the edge. Lay off of the poor guy. Try dealin with a preteen or a teenager and see how well YOU handle it.

  84. 84
    get real Says:

    come on people, you must not come from a normal household if you are calling this child abuse. everyone has been yelled at by their parents, and as a parent I am sure you might yell sooner or later. Its sad that this got leaked out and even sadder that people are making a big deal out of it.
    Im not agreeing with what was said, I just think its horrible that everyone is making it sound like he is a child abuser. this is nothing compared to real child abuse. Nothing compared….

  85. 85
    Bettina Says:

    This is definitely abusive language. If it’s a pattern in their relationship then the child is a victim of emotional/verbal abuse, pure and simple. If it’s an isolated incident he’s not necessarily an abusive father.

    That said, PLEASE, what the hell is this guy doing calling his 11 year old daughter “a little pig”??? IS HE TRYING TO GIVE HER AN EATING DISORDER???
    Children, girls especially, are very vulnerable to body image issues at this pre-teen age.

    If Kim Basinger is a nut and turning the child against him as he says, then surely he must realize that the child is INNOCENT…why take your anger out on your daughter?

  86. 86
    lylian Says:

    Reading the posts, it appears that many people do accept Alec’s excuse that Kim B’s intentions to alienate his daughter is to blame. But seriously, look at his words to his daughter – “you made an ass of me, you are making me mad at you??” and also, “I’m reacting to my ex wife’s provocation, my exwife the ***** who has turned my daughter against me which is why she doesn’t answer my calls which is why I turned into a raving maniac>>”

    Has he accepted responsibility that he LOST CONTROL OF HIMSELF?? No.

    This is how abusive people behave ITS NEVER THEIR FAULT. It’s always “… the drink, she flirted too much, she didn’t do this or she did that and she said this or that – which caused me to bash the s h i t out of her. She deserved it…”

    I now believe that KIM B would not have to been so bitter in this divorce, so adamant and determined to fight against Alec’s custody if Alec was NOT SUCH AN ABUSIVE A S S HOLE.

    I am very very sure that this isn’t the FIRST time that he has LOST IT nor will it be his LAST. For years Kim B had made allegation of abusive behaviour from Alec. I had never sided with either party coz, well, I had no evidence between her words and his. But now I think Kim B was right to fight for her child’s custody. and if making it public is a way for her to protect her child and herself, then I say, FAIR ENOUGH. I’ve never been with a man who has been abusive like this but I’m sure I’ll do everything in my power to protect my child if that is required.

    Sure sometimes parents lose it with their teenage children. But it doesn’t make it right. Abusive behaviour is abusive behaviour.

    On the issue of Angelina and Jon V, I agree except I think JV might even have been a WORST FATHER. I’ll give this Alec, he said he would call and he dropped what he was doing to CALL. Jon V left his wife and children. Appeared intermittently to be critical and possibly abusive. We know JV couldn’t even pay his wife, Marcheline’s spousal support. He probably also owes child support. I won’t blame ireland for not wanting to have anything to do with her father if this sort of abusive behaviour is a regular occurrence, just like I don’t blame either Angelina or Jennifer for wanting nothing to do with their father and mother respectively.

  87. 87
    Gds D Says:

    81
    Wow Says:
    *****************
    Perhaps you are young and have never seen manipulative ex wives who use children to get back at their former husbands. Perhaps you don’t have children who push buttons because they are spoiled brats. Your conviction as if you know what happened is naive at best…using the media to humiliate is never acceptable, as it only ups the ante for the next incident by either party. Perhaps Ireland will turn out to be a Paris Hilton and then Kim will be at fault, as she is the one that has had the control. But you would still blame the father because your rose colored glasses do not recognize Kim’s diva behavior for the past 20+ years.

    Kim B. was the role model for diva behavior back in the day, I don’t think she is innocent. She knows the buttons to push and she does it routinely. Alec was wrong but Kim is far more dangerous to Ireland’s development.

  88. 88
    peaceatlast Says:

    Wise up people. Baldwin is a typical abuser and along with that comes the typical denial. We’re all enabling him by excusing this tirade as a “mistake.” Any parent that talks to their child this way – even once – is out of line. His ex-wife and child have been victims of his verbal abuse (and most likely physical abuse as well since the two commonly go hand in hand) for years. We always ask why victims of abuse don’t leave. Well, Ms. Basinger has left and the courts still make it impossible for her to protect her child by requiring her to put her child in danger. Mother and child are forced to remain victims. And we all sit by and blame Ms. Basinger whilst we coddle the criminal. Baldwin has not been pushed to this by years of custody battle. There is a custody battle because she’s trying to protect her child from this maniac. Listen to Baldwin’s own words. He blatently threatens his daughter – this Friday when he sees her he’s going to straighten her out. What mom would care about her husband’s film career if it was the price to pay for protecting her child? And she is having a difficult time being heard. Even in the face of this evidence! If love for his child won’t bring change it’s unlikely shame won’t either. Hopefully, though, this will put another abuser under the radar. I pray the Basinger/Baldwin family, friends, and fans won’t someday rue our collective failure to respond to these obvious signs. Not every child needs a father – what every child needs is a good father. Alec Baldwin doesn’t deserve to be a father.

  89. 89
    sue Says:

    #88 exactly

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    fanforlife Says:

    lula29 Says:

    April 21st, 2007 at 2:28 pm – flag comment
    ————————————————————-
    You said honestly it happens meaning the way he talked to his child ,like get over it.
    I say honestly i hope it does not happen often .Believe me if anyone talked to my child that way they would not get to whitin shouting distance of her again if i colud help it.She works every nerve i have sometimes and it takes everything in me not yell sometime.But i remeber i brought this little one in the world and she is getting my best if it kills me.Trust i would be shouting from the roof tops if someone spoke to her that way let alone her FATHER.Whos job it is to pertect her also.
    Kim may be behind this are she may not. I posted this on another blog ans i will do so here . Even if she is spolied and did the un-fogiveable [at least in his eyes ] sin of not answering his call and he thinks her mother has something to do with it.His message to her should have been and should always be I LOVE YOU SORRY I MISSED YOU.Never should it have been what
    he left.Becuase the bottom line is that is an 11 year old CHILD that has been put in a possition she neither asked for or deserves.Her dad should be the bigger man no matter what.

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    Jennifer Says:

    There is no excuse for that man’s actions. Iam a mother and I have lost it before but NEVER to the amazing extent this guy did. What was made very clear throughout the whole message was that he was feels he is the center of the universe and how dare she not agree. Most 11 & 12 year olds ignore parents living in their house. So the fact that her phonewasn’t on… well maybe the battery was dead jack ass. But it apparentally seemed like a good idea to just go ahead and fly off the handle, call her names, question her self worth, oh and my fav … bash her mother and drag her into the middle. Heads up ALec… when you become a daddy … IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU ANYMORE!! Put on your big boy undies and learn to put your kid above that Texas size ego of yours. COnsider the voicemail leek a sign from GOd that you are a crappy, anger ridden father who could use about 40 hours a week of counseling. Does anyone remember when he threatened to leave the country if Bush was re-elected. ****, I’ll pay for that plane ticket myself.

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    magnus Says:

    u stupid ******* are hilarious.

    I am amazed at the collective dumb in here.

    Just hilarious.

  93. 93
    Kim(mommie dearest) Says:

    Nice going ‘mommie dearest Kim’. Instead of their daughter hearing the tirade once, and getting over it, Kim (mommie dearest) has assured that Ireland hears it forever, by releasing it to the public.

  94. 94
    lula29 Says:

    fanforlife,

    This situation, first of all, is none of our business. You need to get over it, because it’s none of your business. Who ever leaked this should be shot. There is no such thing as privacy anymore and it’s terrifying.

    Good for you, you’re mother of the year. Let us all stand up and clap! Bravo!

    Some parents aren’t. He has the right to work his relationship out with his daughter. He made the mistake of speaking to his daughter in way he shouldn’t. It happens, but it doesn’t mean you’re a child abuser. And it isn’t any less of abuse to release this private matter to the public. It might not immediately sting like words, but it still does it’s damage. And I’m not going to suspend my intellect by pretending Kim Basinger is innocent in this matter of leaking this to the public. I work in the field, I know too much to play stupid.

    The thing with some people is that they feel because they haven’t committed certain parental sins they are some how better than others. I say, I don’t know you or your family. You might not yell or scream, but you could be passive aggressive as hell, and that does damage. You might not call a name, but you might neglect the hell out of your kids, I don’t know. You are protected by the internet, however, I don’t know what type of home you are sitting and typing from.

    For all you know, he could have lost his cool and then called his daughter back and apologized.

    This is a private family matter and should be left that way. I mean, do you suggest that Ireland completely hate her father now forever? If not, what do you suggest? How do you suggest we as the public reprimand Alec Baldwin and who should reprimand him, you? Because you don’t yell.

    I’m so tired of the self–righteous. I’m over them.

  95. 95
    fanforlife Says:

    lula29 Says:
    —————————————–
    Damm all that for saying he should not have spoken to his child that way.
    Maybe he did call right back and apologize the thing is the words cant be taken back .I am not going for parent of the year and i do get upset with my child,
    like any other parent Alec included but you best believe i have nerver said anything
    to be-little her and make her feel less than nothing.And come on when its all said and done thats just what he has done.Kim probaly did release the tape and no mater if some of us think she was wright or wrong to do so bottom line SHE DID NOT LEAVE HER CHILD THAT INSULTING MESSAGE HER FATHER DID.And its my business in so far as i wont be supporting any projects of his any more. As big a fan as i may or may not have been i dont suport people who abuse children in any form.With that said this was done by neither YOU or ME so lets hug it out and agree to dis-agree.PEACE

  96. 96
    Olivia Says:

    Okay, Alec Baldwin is a douche, but I think everyone’s blowing this crap out of proportion. People say worse things to their kids all the time; so please, get your heads out of the clouds. No one knows the exact context of the situation and how long this has been going on. People go off on their loved ones all the time, and evenually people forgive and forget. It’s worse for the kid because mommy dearest splashed her humiliation all over the media and now the embarassment is amplified, just so Kim could screw over Alec. If this was a regular person I doubt the reaction would be the same. I guess that’s a good thing for Kim.

  97. 97
    lula29 Says:

    fanforlife,

    But more than likely Kim Basinger leaked this to the public to create a further wedge between father and daughter and air her dirty business to humilate her ex husband at the expense of her own child.

    There used to be a time when celeb parents protected their children from public scrutiny. This is so highly manipulative and it in know why helps her case, nor her daughter and it’s ABUSIVE to me to use your child as a tool to get at your ex husband and women like that get no sympathy from me.

    As far as what he said to his daughter, he did, obviously while he was angry. I’m supposed to sit up here and judge his anger and call him and abuser. An ABUSER? He got angry with his daughter and said some things he regrets, but now he’s an unfit father and an abuser. Kim Basinger did her job well.

    Now, you won’t supporting any of his project, but tell me, will you be supporting any of hers?

    We can all group hug, it’s cool, but I’m tired of being preached to by so called “perfect people” who never seem to do a thing wrong and look at you crazy because you understand a thing or two about being human and thus flawed.

    And I’m long winded.

  98. 98
    ahem Says:

    Lula29, angry or not, you don’t speak to your kids this way. When you do, you are out of line. Calling her a pig… Alec is the pig. Look at him all bloated and fat. What a nut job.

    You seem to want to defend him no matter what. He’s volatile. That’s all there is to it. Baldwin and his brothers are the only people criticizing his ex wife. Nobody else, whereas plenty of people have nasty things to say about Alec.

  99. 99
    ahem Says:

    Furthermore, I wouldn’t classify this as a mistake. If the truth be told, you’ll see that he talks to her like this whenever he gets mad at her. He didn’t just make a mistake this time. He just got caught.

  100. 100
    lula29 Says:

    Ahem,

    You have no idea how he interacts with his daughter, so don’t come and act as if you’re some sort of expert on the Baldwin family life.

    I’m not defending this man, I think what he did was wrong, what I believe to be more wrong, is putting your family business out on the street like this for us to debate. IMO this is so negligent of the media and since it’s my profession, it really make me angry.

    Also, how you guys can excuse, what is more than likely, the actions of the Basinger camp for humiliating her family by doing this is beyond me. What type of damage do you think that will do?

    Does Baldwin need to learn how to better interact with his teenage daughter, hell yeah, should we be the ones that instruct him on how to do this, no.

    The courts had already made a decision on this tape before it was aired which determined he would have to limit his contact with his daughter and straighten himself out.

    Honestly, my heart goes out to Ireland because this is really screwed up. This girl’s picture is being splased all over the internet and on news stations across the nation, and perhaps world, so not only does she know what her dad said, but now everyone else does. She has to go to school, interact with her peers and you know people talk and kids can be cruel.

    I just find that more mess up, I’m sorry. It should have been kept between Basinger and Baldwin, not the public.

  101. 101
    ahem Says:

    lula29 Says:

    Ahem,

    You have no idea how he interacts with his daughter, so don’t come and act as if you’re some sort of expert on the Baldwin family life………..

    and neither do you. Let’s first know for certain the mother leaked the info. Why is it assumed Baldwin is telling the truth?

  102. 102
    lula29 Says:

    I do know that both have used TMZ in the past to get at each other so I don’t think it’s naive to conclude that Basinger’s camp allowed the leak. Not for that fact, a history among both parties, Baldwin and Basinger using the tabloid press to hash out their personal business, and more specifically TMZ I would not jump to such a conclusion.

    This was your statement “Furthermore, I wouldn’t classify this as a mistake. If the truth be told, you’ll see that he talks to her like this whenever he gets mad at her. He didn’t just make a mistake this time. He just got caught. ”

    What do you have other than this incident that he regularly goes off on his daughter. I know him and Basinger go at it, but I don’t think Basinger is any sort of victim.

    Both need to stop using the press to handle their personal business. They are humiliating their daughter, they are making it impossible for her to have a healthy relationship with either of them and they are putting the burden parenting on a public that can do nothing more but talk about them.

  103. 103
    ahem Says:

    102 Lula29:

    “What do you have other than this incident that he regularly goes off on his daughter. I know him and Basinger go at it, but I don’t think Basinger is any sort of victim. ”

    ahem responds:
    Alec Baldwin has the history of being hot-tempered. If that is his personality, that’s his personality. He did not get that way overnight. Ireland has done this to him before, so she’s lost respect for him. If he doesn’t have her respect by now, God help him. Baldwin reminds me of Jon Voight and his relationship with daughter Angelina Jolie. You can see where tearing your child down and belittling her beloved mother gets you… estranged.

  104. 104
    Oz Osbourne Says:

    Alex is right… there’s only one way to deal with a spoiled brat, nobody can blame him.

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