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Alec Baldwin

Gives His "View"

4/27/2007 11:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0425_baldwin_tmz-1Alec Baldwin was welcomed with applause to a sitdown in a taped segment that aired on "The View" today, with Baldwin giving a heartfelt and somber tale of parental alienation that drove him to the boiling point.

Baldwin said that his "deep and endless frustration" in being unable to communicate with his daughter, Ireland, led him to misdirect his anger to the child, because he "can't address the other person in this dynamic," but stopped short of mentioning Kim Basinger.

The "30 Rock" star went on to address the topic of parental alienation and his frustration with a litigious and complicated custody battle. Baldwin said he was sorry for all those who were offended ... also mentioning how many people he'd heard from who had either been abused by a parent, or frustrated with an ex-wife, and those who were alienated from their children.

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ann    

Baldwin is a typical mental and possibly physical abuser. They're always sorry after the fact. They will show remorse with tears till the next time. Why are people upset he got caught in the act? Wish every abuser should have that luck. Oh yes, I was abused physicaly and mentally I know the signs. When I heard his voice it sent shivers up my spine. He used the air waves of the "the view" to make it other pples fault. Again,typical abuser. Couldn't finish listening to his garbage. Trust me he will do it again but will be more careful that others don't witness it.

2733 days ago
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Stan    

IF feminists are so intetested in equality and fairness...why do they say nothing when women are treated like lesser humans in need of handouts and assistance from them? Maybe because they are not interested in fairness and equality.

Children need and want both Mom and Dad. If Mom can't handle that and chooses to eliminate Dad for her own reasons, why does she have custody?

In a divorce, ONLY child support is enforced. Visitation and the needs of an innocent child are not considered important. When visitation is blocked nothing is done about it.

2733 days ago
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me    

He made a mistake. Get over it! Analyze your own lives and fix your own problems. You guys are quick to say he blames everyone but hisself...you aren't any better.

2733 days ago
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Stan    

>>Oh Stan***** #36 Who gives a rats ass about your personal problems - if you called your daughter/son a "rude thoughtless little pig" you deserved everything you got (or didn't get).

2733 days ago
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Stacey    

There were 2 tapes released that week that were meant to hurt and destroy lives and that was Cho ans this one. Kim is an evil ex who exploited her daughters relationship with her dad to her own malicious benefit. Parental Alienation is a hate campaign which therefore makes it a hate crime. Its no different than teaching people to hate another race or culture but devastating enough in the case of Parental Alienation teaching or manipulating the kid to hate the other parent over your own bitterness. Your relationships with your spouses are not guaranteed just hopeful but a parent child relationship is forever and Psychos such as Kim Bassinger and other sickos go out of their way far and beyond what is right just to be venegful. If you havent gone through parental alienation then you wouldn't understand. Kim doesn't value the family threshold, she doesnt' even acknowledge her own mom so how much do youthink she cherishes herdaughters relationship with her dad. Shes trying make Ireland out to be her. Using the expense of your childs happiness just to get revenge is sick and twisted. AND TO THE MEDIA>>>>>>>>>>>>>>The real story that should be broadcast is the underlying problem which is Parental Alienation. Airing his business was not a solution soif you are not a solution then now you are apart of the problem. He could have easily apolygized to his daughter or he may have called right back to apolygize but that we'll never hear let alone we dont know if he got off the phone in a crying frinzy which most "HUMANS" do when they are that upset. Being that this was the 1st time she tried to expose him then I truly believe he has kept his cool but couldnt take it anymore this last time so she used his anger against him. IF Kim cared for her daughter she could have called some1 close to ALec to make amends to come to a peaceful center but instead she became paparatzi and tried to hurt him. Poor excuse for a mom. You should haveprotectedyourdaughters integrity and relationship with her dad and I hopeIreland is saved from that unhealthy hateful environment and hopefully you'll get some help or dwell in your own bitterness alone.

2733 days ago
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mommabear    

I AGREE WITH ELLE. POOR BARBARA COULDN'T GET A WORD IN. ALEC BALDWIN IS AN EGOTISTICAL BULLY WITH ONE AGENDA, SELF-PROMOTION.

2733 days ago
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kayla    

Oh please Harvey, now you are acting so sympathetic to Alec after he said on the view that he did a bit of checking up on the guy that originally posted the tape to the public. I love when he said that he found out that somebody had a few skeletons in his own closet, so it turns them mean and hateful. I wonder who he was talking about, you have any guesses Harvey? Karma, it bites you in the *** everytime. I hope Alec reveals these skeletons, because I feel the public has a right to know, dont you Harvey?

2733 days ago
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me    

STAN....

You are awfully long winded.

2733 days ago
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bodasfa    

First....in case some of you missed it...there wasn't a lot...due to legalities that he could talk about...which is why it seemed he was talking all about himself. Second....as a single parent...I will tell you that at one time or another...before their 21st b-day...you will say something that you will regret. It doesn't make you a bad parent....just a human one. Mr. Levin...why don't you go after Kim? What kind of parent would draw this kind of attention to her child? As a child who was on the receiving end of parental alienation...lemme tell you...it is not something you will ever get over. What your parent does to you....as a way of hurting their ex...stays with you for the rest of your life. As a woman who saw her adult son go through the child custody/vistation thing....the laws need to be changed. Men are not treated equally. Shame on you...Mr. Levin.....for letting Kim use you.....for someone who claims they are so savvy...you dropped the ball this time. Oh well.....what goes around comes around.

2733 days ago
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Meg    

Still don't buy it!! You can be as frustrated as all hell,,but you don't speak to your child that way no matter the situation.

I wouldn't take that from anyone either....directed towards me or my child!

2733 days ago
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lilacwine    

Many children are disrespectful to adults and others... perhaps because of the example set by elders like Mr. Baldwin.

He is the adult and no matter how trying his daughter is on his patience he is still supposed to act like an adult.

If Basinger leaked it she should face consequences, however, I'd like proof before I condemn her. We've all seen people ready to sell out celebrities & it could have been someone besides her.

However, if he hadn't acted like such a bully, there'd be nothing to leak.

Poor Ireland.

2733 days ago
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John Denver Rules    

I watched the interview today and it's clear he is avoiding responsibility by blaming paparazzi for having issues. I don't believe a word he says. He proved he's a moron during the election claiming he was going to move if Bush won, and unfortunately he lied about that too. Then on the view today he also starts talking crap about his ex wife. Hows that supposed to help his cause or his kid. What a joke!

2733 days ago
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Lucy    

This Mr. Baldwin is an angry. mean, and aggressive boar himself!! The message he left on tape for his daughter was inappropriate and cruel. Although "the system" often works in favor of the mother in custody battles, he has no right to "lash out" his anger towards his child. Now Mr. Baldwin acts as a martyr... a poor man who wants to see his child he loves so much... *sniffle* *tearjerk* yeah right!! Mr. Baldwin: you are a BIG FAT PIG and hope Ms. Bassinger gets sole custody of your dear daughter!!

2733 days ago
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shirliana    

KIM - JUST A SUGGESTION TO **DO NOT ALLOW ** YOUR CRAZY HUSBAND TO BE CLOSE TO YOUR DAUGHTER AND HIS... HE NEEDS TO ATTEND ** ANGER MANAGEMENT .....NOW HE IS STATING THAT HE WAS TALKING ABOUT KIM - AND CHANGES HIS STORIES ALL THE TIME.... HE WAS TALKING ABOUT HIS DAUGHTER. THE COURT SYSTEM... IF HE NEEDS TO SEE HIS DAUGHTER ** MUST ** HAVE SOMEONE FROM SOCIAL SERVICES BE WITH HIM AND DAUGHTER DURING AL VISITS.. THAT DAUGHTER MUST BE SO SCARED OF HER ANGER STUPID FATHER.
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2733 days ago
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bbbrad    

I think he is sorry he got caught ! This was verbal domestic violence, and shows he does not deserve to have custody of his child. It shows he wants to own the child to avoid paying child support, as he could not even remember how old she was.

2733 days ago
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