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Kim's Lawyer -- Alec Doesn't Have a Clue

4/20/2007 3:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Basinger's lawyer says Alec Baldwin's response to the shocking message he left on Ireland's voice mail proves the actor is "out of touch" with reality.
Neal Hersh and Kim Basinger
After TMZ posted the voice mail, Baldwin's reps released a statement alleging Basinger and her lawyer leaked the material.

Basinger's high-powered celebrity attorney Neal Hersh has just responded, telling TMZ: "There is much I can say and have said in the past regarding Mr. Baldwin's responsibility for the relationship between him and his daughter Ireland." Hersh continues, "I am concerned that Mr. Baldwin's recent statement, wherein he attempts to shift responsibility to Kim and her lawyers for his issues with Ireland, shows just how out of touch he is with the reality and gravity of the situation."

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46.

Lisa    

It is a good thing that this conversation was leaked. In doing so one less child in America was abused today. After all, didn't he mention he was going to fly to see her the 20th and whip her ass?!

2689 days ago
47.

Liz    

There is NO EXCUSE , none whatsoever, for inflicting the kind of emotional harm which will result to the child from Alec Baldwin saying what he did to her.

This man is clearly an abuser. He blames everyone else for his actions.
And he is teaching his poor daughter to put up with other abusive men such as himself.

I know guys like this - handsome and charming in public, angry emotionally immature monsters in private.

I don't blame KIm for a minute for trying to keep her daugher away from Alex.



2689 days ago
48.

Pamela Huff    

Oh come on people who want to blame Kim or her daughter. Alex Baldwin and has always been an abusive man. That is why Kim divorced him and does not want her daughter to have visitation. I was have lived and worked with domestic violence for 38 years and believe me Alex Baldwin is one of the most derrranged one of all. He is that charmer to other people but a brutal tyrant to the ones that "he supposedly loves" He is a big bully. Thank God everyone can hear now what a horrible person he is. Listen to the message people, anyone who talks to their child like that does not deserve to have contact with them.

2689 days ago
49.

Alec has no brains    

The tape shouldn't have been released to the public for the sake of Ireland, but there's nothing here to indicate Kim Basinger did anything wrong. Maybe the child or her friend released it. Maybe the butler did it. The only thing we know for sure is that Alec is an abusive, self-centered father.

2689 days ago
50.

appalled    

I'm sorry, but as a parent who went through a very rough time with my daughter, I NEVER stooped so low as to call her degrading names. No matter what she pulled. Look what Ireland has had as role models. Baldwin's role in "The Cat In the Hat" is probably a clear insight into his personality. He is all wind. By the way, what is he still doing in the USA? Didn't he spout several years ago that if George Bush were elected president that he would move out of the country? We are waiting Alec.

2689 days ago
51.

anon    

Kims nothing buT a DRUNK

2689 days ago
52.

xyz    

The fact that they are STILL battling over this 11 year old child shows that both Alec and Kim are losers. I do think Kim has a little more brain matter than her x-hubby. Why can't either one of them see the potential impact on their innocent child? Millions of people go through divorces and deal with custody issues. Why can't they give up the fight? Alec showed his true colors, for sure. They both need a spanking.

2689 days ago
53.

OPEN UR eyes Lady!    

there are 2 parties out of touch! They both have problems, taking one side over the other is rediculous! Kim and Alex are out of touch with reality and the little third party catching up quickly

2689 days ago
54.

Gerri Michalska    


Whatever faults AB has Basinger's releasing the tape shows how dirty she plays. His anger and frustration is understandable but he cannot curse at or verbally abuse his daughter. Each parent should realize that as Ireland becomes an adult she will realize who played fair and who played dirty. She may not see everything now. They could use counseling and AB, anger management. By releasing the tape KB has shown her malicious side. She will not win any public now that they see this.

2689 days ago
55.

susan    

You cannot force anyone to want to speak to you if you use that threatening tone of voice. His daughter would willingly want to speak with him and visit with him if he wasn't so domineering and using bullying tactics. He needs to calm down and recognize that she is a young lady with a life of her own. His threats and bullying are only causing her alienation and she will drift further and further away from him if he is not careful. I guess he sees her as his property and she will do what he tells her to do. It doesn't work that way. It sure wouldn't with me. If she was not there when he called he should have left her a nice, sweet phone message. Believe me she would have felt terrible that she had missed his call. That's human nature. Forcing someone to abide by your stringent rules is just hopeless. Lighten up Alec.

2689 days ago
56.

Emily    

Shandi, don't you know you shouldn't wish death, or say things like "wouldn't it be funny if...", as Karma is a son-of-a-bitch! It just may knock on your door. Be careful what you wish for. As for this whole Alec and Kim bull...it is horrible that Alec would say such a thing to his own blood; however it is just as terrible that Kim leaked the tape. I think that this poor child should be taken from both of them. It is obvious that neither Kim nor Alec are mature or responsible enough to take care of their child. Poor girl!

2689 days ago
57.

Liz    

You people who think that for a father to call his daughter names is ok, and is not ABUSE, are either children of abuse and/or have your own anger issues/are abusers yourselves. Clearly, you don't know what mental abuse (or a healthy relationship) is.

I feel sorry for your children, if you have them. If you don't, please don't - we don't need any more screwed up people.

2689 days ago
58.

MISTIE    

SHE IS KEEPING ALEC FROM SEEING AND TALKING TO HIS CHILD EVER HEARD OF PARENTAL ALIANATION SYNDROME???? THAT IS WHERE ONE PARENT TELLS THE CHILD BAD THINGS ABOUT THEIR MOTHER OR FATHER AND THEN THEY GET TO WHERE THEY DON 'T WANT TO SEE THE OTHER PARENT!!! I AM GOING THROUGH THIS WITH MY EX !! I FEEL BAD FOR ALEC!!! HE NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING NOW ABOUT THE SITUATION BEFORE IT IS TO LATE AND LIKE ME CAN 'T DO NOTHING ABOUT IT!!! I HAVE 2 BOYS I HAVE FOUGHT HARD FOR AND MY EX AND HIS WIFE BRAINWASHED MY KIDS!!! I HAVEN 'T SEEN THEM IN 5 YEARS THEY MOVED TOOK THEM OUT OF SCHOOL AND CHANGED THEIR PHONE NUMBER I PAID CHILD SUPPORT UP UNTIL LAST YEAR NOW I'M BEING SUED FOR IT!!! AND THERE IS NOTHING I CAN DO HE CAN TAKE THE KIDS GET A FREE LAWYER AND I GET SCREWED!!!!!
ALEC YOU HAVE THE MONEY FIGHT!

2689 days ago
59.

Ken    

8. No one can know what is behind this. In a bitter and nasty divorce, there ARE mothers who poison their children against their father. Angry parents who get manipulated by their kids can SAY things. Parenthood isn't all unicorns and rainbows- especially for the non-custodial parent. This could be the fault of BOTH parents. If Basinger cannot find a way to work this out for the SAKE of her daughter, then she is at fault. She married Baldwin and she had this child WITH him.She needs to be a lot better at helping her daughter get along with her father- no matter how tempermental they ALL are. To leak this sort of stuff is vindictive and counterproductive- and she should be above that.

Posted at 3:11PM on Apr 20th 2007 by YumYum
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perfectly said and well thought out

2689 days ago
60.

iimp    

I have seen the look on Kim's face standing next to her ex as he smiles and does ALL the talking for her. It is sheer terror, and I have known for a long time that he is an abuser, emotionally for sure, and most likely physically as well. I have seen it too many times on the faces of Women in Crisis where I work.
Has he considered that his daughter is sick of his abuse (trust me, it can't be an isolated incident) and leaked it herself. Good Girl!!! you be strong!

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