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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. 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.

  2. 27
    Lalo Says:

    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 ****.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 30
    inkwerty'shumbleopinion Says:

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

  6. 31
    magnus Says:

    u people are demented

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

  7. 32
    Hannah Says:

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

  8. 33
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  9. 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.

  10. 35
    kissmybutt Says:

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

  11. 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.

  12. 37
    pam Says:

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

  13. 38
    You/Me Says:

    I still say GET A ROPE!

  14. 39
    essie Says:

    i agree with you poster #3!!

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 45
    You/Me Says:

    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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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

    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..

  23. 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.

  24. 49
    amberlyn Says:

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

  25. 50
    lula29 Says:


    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.

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