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Alec Baldwin's

Threatening Message to Daughter

4/22/2007 4:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An enraged Alec Baldwin unleashed a volcanic tirade of threats and insults on his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, calling her a "thoughtless little pig," and bashing her mother Kim Basinger -- and TMZ has obtained the whole thing unfiltered and raw. And we've learned, a family law judge was so alarmed after hearing the tape, she has temporarily barred Baldwin from having any contact with his child. 

Alec Baldwin Daughter Phone Message
After Ireland failed to answer her father's scheduled morning phone call from New York on April 11, Alec went berserk on her voice mail, saying "Once again, I have made an ass of myself trying to get to a phone," adding, "you have insulted me for the last time."

Switching his train of thought, Baldwin then exercised his incredible parenting skills and took a shot at his ex-wife, declaring, "I don't give a damn that you're 12-years-old or 11-years-old, or a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the ass who doesn't care about what you do." The irate Baldwin went on to say, "You've made me feel like s**t" and threatened to "straighten your ass out."

"This crap you pull on me with this goddamn phone situation that you would never dream of doing to your mother," screamed Baldwin, "and you do it to me constantly over and over again."

Before hanging up, Baldwin warned the child, "You better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me." That's tomorrow.

We've learned that on Wednesday, Los Angeles County Superior Court commissioner Maren Nelson heard the tape and temporarily suspended Baldwin's visitation rights. A hearing is set for May 4, where the judge could permanently deny Baldwin visitation or contact with Ireland.

Calls to Basinger's attorneys, celebrity lawyers Neal Hersh and Judy Bogen, were not returned.

Baldwin's lawyer, Vicki Greene, told TMZ, "Whatever happened yesterday was sealed and confidential. What you're telling me you've got you shouldn't have."

UPDATE: Basinger's publicist, Annette Wolfe, told TMZ: "The voicemail speaks for itself."

UPDATE: A friend of Alec Baldwin's just contacted TMZ to say that the actor called Ireland last week and apologized for his outburst. The friend added that Ireland is the most important thing in the world to Alec and that he is frustrated because over the last six years, Kim has "tried everything" to alienate Ireland from him.

UPDATE: Alec Baldwin's spokesperson released the following statement to the TV show "EXTRA": "In the best interest of the child, Alec will do what the mother is pathologically incapable of doing ... keeping his mouth shut and obeying the court order. The mother and her lawyer leaked this sealed material in violation of a court order. Although Alec acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child, everyone who knows him privately knows what he has been put through for the past six years."


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well I dont feel the love--I dont know!
A fathers example ,handling stress or something minor like a missed phone call should always be done with love.Firm yes but not degrading as on the message.Hes done more damage than he knows.His daughter will always remember that one. baldwin is a control freak,thinking himself better than others.verbal abuse can lead to physical abuse or worse in a rage.It happens more than you think.a young woman in irvine recently was killed by her abusive husband. it was in the papers . very sad . Hey baldwin wake up your blowin it!!!

2686 days ago

1 DC Feminist    

True, many parents and abusers get away with far more than berating their children (like physical, sexual and verbal abuse) and they are never penalized or denied the right to raise or to see their children. This doesn't mean that it's right! Frankly, if some parents get wind of the fact that it's not OK to berate and verbally abuse children, and the cycle of abuse will most likely transfer to their grandchildren and the rest of us who have to live and work and go to school with people who grow up disgruntled and maladjusted, then maybe such a harsh judgment, as a lesson, is not a bad thing.

2735 days ago


Give me a break. All parents get angry at their kids sometimes. I've called my son a or two the odd time when he pushed me to my limits and he turned out to be a fine young man of 25. The problem today is that parents have no control anymore over their kids and that is why they are getting out of hand. You can't even kiss your kids in public anymore and the laws are going to arrest you. Stick your nose out of others peoples business. And Kim should be ashamed of herself for bringing her dirty laundry out in the public. She should try to find common ground with Alec and try to work together as parents . P. S. The problems with the daughter are only starting to begin and are only going to get worse as she gets older. Beleive me I know from experience. B

2742 days ago


i can't believe that his visitation rights are being suspended just because he yelled & cursed at his daughter. ppl get angry. ppl yell. it doesn't mean they're unfit parents & don't deserve to see their kids. its rediculous that he has to wait til may for a hearing to clear things up.

2742 days ago



2742 days ago


Come on, this man is trying to keep in touch with his daughter. People don't understand that in this world you need a father figure. I believe that the daughter is probabuly is spoil and needs a strong figure in her life. There is nothing wrong with this. Everyone gets so upset when family tries to discpline their kids , not knowing that this is what's wrong with the world.

2742 days ago


You people who think this is just a misunderstanding that's been blown out of proportion--you obviously have never had to live with a parent like that. I've watched my own children deal with a parent who flares up like Baldwin, and dads like that don't do it once in a blue moon. They do it all the damn TIME. It's a constant verbal reign of terror. So don't go giving him a Daddy of the Year pass until YOU or YOUR child has walked a mile in that kid's shoes.

2742 days ago

Joe Richards    

Hey Alec,

You have crossed the line, let the kid go.. allow her to grow up!!!

The exwife has "iced" you out of their lives so live with it like all of us do, move on with your life and stop trying to control something you cannot. She will be fine and you interfering in the ex-wife's brain washing will only hurt YOU.

Let go!! She will be better off.

2742 days ago


If you or I screamed at our child like that the Dept. of Human Services would be at our door taking the child away. What he did is wrong and granted there is frustration that has built up for many years, however, you don't take it out on the child. If he is that "unstable" to scream at a child and call her names, then no, he should not have the right to visitation. What did he really hope to accomplish... he only showed the world that he has a short fuse and is not thinking of the child. Shame on him.

2742 days ago


In this no fault society, I can understand the other comments excusing Mr. Baldwin's attack of his daughter.

He shouldn't have talked to her that way. He did it. No one else. I hope he accepts responsibility for his own actions.

He might be the only person in America to do that, these days. Excuses, excuses.

2742 days ago

C. LeFevre    

Mr. Baldwin has real difficulties keeping his temper with anyone or in regard to anything he disagrees with. Ex-relationships are always difficult but if this is how he approaches any disagreement with an 11 year old child, behaving like a child himself, I can certainly understand why his wife divorced him. He's a royal pain in the patootie on all levels and could benefit from serious counsel on parenting and anger management.

2742 days ago


He's abusive. This is documented. He's probably a drunk. If he's got issues with Mom, KEEP it with Mom. Degregating his child was out of line. This wasn't discipline! This was someone who has no control. "Problems with the daughter" someone commented? What problems, she failed to answer a phone. Big deal. Hate to see what happens if she was to disrespect him, maybe he'd slap her around a bit.

IN the end, she's a child of Hollywood-she's already disadvantaged but to have a big fat drunk of a Dad makes it worse. Shame on him.

2742 days ago


typical liberal democrat, get help, Alec!

2742 days ago


Every parent loses their mouth control periodically. Since really very few people are aware of how much this little girl is coerced by her mother. We women can really play with a guys head. It's not to say that Alex is a model father, and he doesn't have a temper. Obviously he does. He should use his head and realize that having something recorded will always be your undoing. So, with that said, no I do not thing he should lose visitation. A twelve year old rarely is responsible and if her mother discourages her to be there when her father calls well then this is what is going to happen. Finally, When this little girl is old enough to decide what relationship she wants with her mother and father, she'll be the one managing the both of them. Since they don't have a positive relationship the daughter's relationship with one or both will always be strained. Perhaps she will do better when she get's older. Alec, please cool down, she's only twelve.

2742 days ago


Upside down. It is a probability that this child is manipulating between the parents for attention.
It is also probable that this is a learned behavior! While some parents in this case probably both argue keep repeating their mistakes with each other the child gets a temporary feeling of power and buries the sadness they feel.
The parents should both be admonished by the judge who should be acting in the interests of the child.
Alternately the lawyers should be made to keep their mouths shut tightly by the judge!
The judge has the job of protecting the childs welfare in this matter. And that welfare is being short circuited.

2742 days ago
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