Alec Baldwin Still Working on Removing His Foot from Hit Mouth

April 23rd, 2007 // 13 Comments

On his website, Alec Baldwin is attempting to further explain the context in which his angry voicemail was left to his 11-year old daughter, Ireland.

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.

In addition, Alec is on the hunt for the one-armed man who leaked the tape in the first place, according to CNN:

Meanwhile, Baldwin’s attorney, Vicki Greene, said she filed a court order Friday “to determine how the tape got leaked and to determine whether actions should be taken again Kim Basinger, or her attorneys, or Harvey Levin (who runs and anybody else associated with the leaking of the tape and the violation of the court orders to keep the proceedings closed.”

Like a child, I feel like my innocence has also been taken from me and really, that may be the most tragic aspect of this whole debacle. Wait, am I overexaggerating? Nope, I think I think I’m right. Oh, Schweaty Balls, how I long for your light-hearted brevity and hearty flavor…

By Lisa Timmons

  1. Jen

    Does it really matter how it got leaked? We all know Basinger did it, doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure that out. Doesn’t take away from what he actually SAID and INTIMATED in that angry message. He threatened her! Sounds to me like he was “going to show her just how angry he was when he saw her”….child abuse anyone?

  2. jannre

    Everyone heard what he said this time, makes you wonder how many other times he has said similar things to her that didn’t get leaked to the press.

  3. Peaner Wedus

    …Pete Schweddy: Well, there are lots of great treats this time of year – Zucchini Bread, Fruitcake.. but the thing that I most like to bring out this time of year are my Balls.

    Teri Rialto: Mmm.. Balls.. Tell us about your Balls, Pete…

  4. Pepperpot

    Come on. Which parent doesn’t occassionally lose it with their kids? Any parent who says they haven’t ever lost their temper with their children and said something they regretted is not being honest. This doesn’t make him a bad parent – just a human one.

  5. sassyne

    Pepperpot, I agree with you. EVERY parent loses it sometime. He just happens to be in hte publice eye. His feelings were hurt, and he took it out on her. He is human.

  6. NuggetBrain

    Are you guys serious? He just took out his hurt feelings on her? My mom and I have had words before but she’s never called me a filthy, disgusting little pig. What the hell is wrong with you guys, defending him? I know lots of people who take their hurt feelings out on their kids – its not being human, its being a child abuser. And “losing it” does not mean leaving a four minute message calling your child names and making threatening statements.

  7. T-Bone

    Again, those of you who are defending this guy are either abusive parents yourselves or you’re delusional. This rant of Alec Baldwin’s is nothing short of abusive and threatening. Good for Kim for finally getting this out in the open. Those of you defending this ought to be ashamed!

  8. Sue

    I don’t buy the apology. He got caught being an asshole and now he is sorry (for getting caught). There is NEVER an excuse to call your child-or anyone else’s child names. I can only imagine how emotionally spent this poor child must feel-first to suffer the humiliation of being called names and threatened by your father and then to have to face her friends at school. I’m not saying that Baldwin hasn’t been provoked, but perhaps if he had been a good father to begin with, he wouldn’t have alienated himself from his own daughter and there would have been no need for the provocation. He can blame others until the cows come home but the fact remains he has been caught in the act of being a horrible parent and person…

  9. Annie

    NuggetBrain he didn’t call her a filthy disgusting pig. He said rude pig. This is typical – twisting the words around to make it worse. Yes, it was harsh. It was not child abuse. I hope I never speak to my child that way and hope I’m never pushed to even thinking those things. It is documented that the child’s mother tries to keep him away from his daughter… if you have children you can imagine how much it hurts not being able to see them. I can sympathize with his frustration. She broke a court order AGAIN and she’s already in tontempt. If Kim cared as much as she claims she wouldn’t have allowed the world to hear someone calling her child a PIG. That’s twisted too.

  10. txred

    I’m going to take a page from Chris Rock and just say… “I don’t agree with it, but I understand it”. My husband’s ex-wife is successfully alienating his children from him. These women are delusional and very manipulative. This is called PAS (Parental Alienation Syndrom) it’s VERY real and it’s VERY hurtful to the parent who’s being alienated. I don’t agree with or condone Alec’s words but I do understand his frustration and pain.

  11. T-Bone

    There’s a reason why Alec Baldwin is being “alienated” in the first place! He’s a controlling asshole! His ex-wife and daughter are obviously NOT comfortable around him. I’m sorry folks, but this RARELY happens to really great, nice, understanding guys. If he was any kind of man he would simply call his daughter, tell her that he loves her and hopes they can see each other some time soon. Then call the ex-wife and bitch at her, if she’s really “the problem” (which I doubt).

  12. Loob

    Annie, he also said she didn’t have brains and was not a decent human being. THAT is child abuse, no way around it.

  13. sara

    As someone working in the entertainment business who has actually worked on a set with both parents let me just say I think the entire thing is being blown out of porportion. Alec has been very attentive to his daughter and loving from what I observed and losing his temper on a voicemail is just unfortunate. For the record, my parents have lost their temper before and said things to me out of anger but it never made me doubt that they loved me, it just made me understand that they are human. As far as Mrs. Basinger goes she was also a very loving mother but she too has lost her temper, luckily for her it hasn’t been recorded. Anyone in the know on the divorce proceedings will know that there are instances of both parents using Ireland as a pawn to get what they want and make her love them the most. It is a general consensus on several movie/television sets that the poor child is loved but also used, as both parents are a product of celebrity and therefore extend their sense of entitlement to the child. Both are so used to getting what they want they can’t even learn to share their own child. The matter isn’t who is the better parent, the matter is when will one of them step up and be a parent instead of a spoiled celebrity who wants his/her way.

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