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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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Alec Baldwin's behavior toward his daughter is VERBAL & EMOTIONAL ABUSE. Children are greatly affected by these behaviors, especially when its a parent who is supposed to be the person that loves, supports and encourages the child. Alec Baldwin's abusive behavior toward his daughter needs to be professionally assessed as to the negative effects it has had on his daughter. Typically children who are verbally and emotionally abused become rebellious (hence maybe that's why she did not pick up his call), or are passive/aggressive types. Nevertheless, this child has been emotionally wounded by her father's uncontrolled and abusive lashing. His behavior should not be overlooked or excused because he is an entertainer. He needs to be held accountable for his abusive behavior toward an innocent child...his daughter. I would vote that his visitations be suspended until he is fully evaluated by a psychologist, and then allow him SUPERVISED visitations. This man's behavior is quite serious not one that should be dealt with lightly or excused away with oh he was angry. His words went beyond anger to the very person he should be protecting and keeping safe. This child probably feels more afraid of being with her own father because she probably does not know when he will lash out (intermittent explosive behavior), than hanging out on the street's of LA. Bottom line Alec Baldwin is an abusive man and needs to seek treatment for his abusive behavior, and this does not mean anger management. Abusive persons are not abusive because they are angry its the lack of control and power that makes them angry. I hope Kim Bassinger has this child in therapy so that she can have an outlet to talk about her feelings and appropriately process them. My thoughts and heart goes out to this child, who was the victim in her father's verbal attack. Let's not forget who the real victim in this story truly is........not Alec Baldwin.

2695 days ago


Alec was in speaking to his child in that manner. However none of us are perfect parents.
He needs anger management and/or counseling but not to lose visitation. Bassinger didn't have to let Ireland here the message let alone the entire world. I'm not excusing Baldwin but this could have been handled better than it was. I believe both parents need to grow uo and put the child first. She needs her father and her mother.

2692 days ago


I used to be a HARD ROCK fan of you, Alec, but I'm not as big of a "HARD ROCK" fan now, because of that nasty rant you gave to your daughter.

1505 days ago


okay, so maybe he went a little far, but my dad has yelled at me similarly before. People lose control sometimes. I don't know the full situation, but as far as I know, he didn't beat her over this. He yelled. Big deal. Get over it.

996 days ago


Wow...that is verbal/ child abuse...scary. Find the root and eliminate!

815 days ago
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