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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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Photos: Getty/Frederick M. Brown
Posted to: Alec Baldwin, Celebrity Babies, Ireland Baldwin, Kim Basinger

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  • ahem

    lula29 Says:


    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?

  • lula29

    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.

  • ahem

    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.

  • Oz Osbourne

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