Skip to comments.Alec Baldwin apologizes after fiery rant at daughter, 11 [breaks silence]
Posted on 04/20/2007 5:06:55 PM PDT by advance_copy
Alec Baldwin issued an apology on Friday for unleashing a volcanic tirade at his 11-year-old daughter and blamed "certain people" for leaking the rant to US media.
The Oscar-nominated star of "The Departed" branded daughter Ireland a "rude, thoughtless, little pig" in a fiery voicemail message that emerged on celebrity websites on Thursday.
It is the latest twist to the bitter legal wrangling between Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger over custody and visitation rights relating to Ireland. The couple split in 2001.
Baldwin's tirade was apparently triggered by Ireland's failure to switch her mobile phone on for a scheduled call with her father.
"Once again I've made an ass out of myself trying to get to a phone at a specific time," Baldwin says in the message. "I'm tired of playing this game with you. You have insulted me for the last time.
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If he is apologizing to anyone except his daughter, I would say the apology is self-serving.
“I, Alec Baldwin, no longer think of my 11 or 12 year old daughter as a rude little pig. I’m sorry to anyone who may have been offended. Thank you.”
This Hollywood mental case should be made to apologize to Henry Hyde and family, then sent to Venezuela where he will be right at home with America haters like his sick self.
Absolutely! I heard on the radio today that Bassinger was able get his visitation rights pulled as a result of this phone message. I wonder what he would have done if he'd actually been able to see her? My guess is it wouldn't be pretty.
I really wish this guy would make good on his promise to move to France.....
Time for the “healthy” Baldwins in
the family to stage an intervention.
There aren’t any.
The news that he is a real ***hole is almost as shocking as when it broke that Madonna is a big slut.
Come to think of it... it's not just the "Hollywood" left, is it?
She probably figured that going public was the only way to try to stop behavior that had been going on for some time.
Just like a lib. Always someone elses fault..
By all the promises made by this egotistical clown, shouldnt his apologizes be coming from France? I wouldnt let this irrational idiot near my pet rock, let alone a child!
If nothing else, I think his ex-wife has completely and fully won her custody case and any appeals this fool would try to make.
I’m sorry, and I am not a big Alex Baldwin fan, but if he didn’t care about his daughter, then he wouldn’t even bother...Kate Hudson, daughter of Goldie Hawn and one of the old Hudson Brothers pop rock act, said she seldom talked with her father. Same goes for Liv Tyler, Steven Tyler’s (Aerosmith) daughter. She thought her father was Todd Rundgren...her mother, Bebe, was a Playmate in the 70’s and had a thing for those Famous Rock Stars. Anyway, from what I’ve read, Kim Basinger is rather bizarre and to have her record this sort of conversation, and not the apology that Baldwin called in later after he had cooled off is wrong, and it is going to cost her in the long run. Hey, if one of my sons pulled that sort of thing on me and wouldn’t take my call, which was a routine between us, I would be using choice words on him, believe me, and I would have some to give to his mother. Hey, nobody is saying that Baldwin molested his daughter, are they? Losing your temper and saying stuff that you might regret later (and have to apologize) just shows that Baldwin is human, fallable and loves his children, but demands their respect as the bottomline. I may not like his politics, and even though I crack a gut everytime I watch, America, World Police, I’m non Alex Baldwin’s side on this one. If my daughter is supposed to call me every such and such a day at such and such a time, then she better make damned sure she’s on that phone, and I don’t care if she’s six or sixty. That’s her Dad: show some respect.
Yours is a reasonable suggestion - a family intervention.
Clearly Alec Baldwin has rage issues - that’s been well known and documented for many years.
I hope his daughter is around those who can explain all this - and can shelter her from the self serving news coverage.
We have become a nation of voyeurs.
Per KABC, Baldwin is now threatening to sue TMZ’ Harvey Levin because of the audio recording’s public release.
An apology intended to shift responsibility away and/or avoid the consequences of the act is meaningless.
In fact, a sincere apology requires taking responsibility and showing a compelling desire to make things right by accepting the full consequences of the action.
You are probably right. I've seen enough of his antics to know this likely wasn't a one time shot. That moe has some serious issues.
Would you spend two weeks in jail if you were able to pop Baldwin in the snot locker?
Ditto to that. I’ve got two kids and a usual houseful of them over the weekends. I’ve yelled at mine plenty but never would I even consider making the kind of hurtful personal comments (pig, thoughtless, stupid, etc.) comments that Baldwin did.
It’s nothing new for him - witness his vitriol towards Henry Hyde and Hannity. I am sure if he’s willing to call Hannity a “whore” he’s probably not too shy about calling his ex-wife and even daughter one. Scumbag.
And he’s mad because his daughter forgot to turn her cellphone on? Pleeeze - my kids forget that routinely.
I’d keep him away from my kid - he’s an emotional batterer and I don’t think it would take much to make him into an actual one. (And I am a big supporter of dad’s rights, but
not in this case) Nothing excuses what he said to his innocent and vunerable daughter.
That hit the nail on the head. Although I think this is a very sad, sad situation for this little girl.
Can he buy some child mental abuse credits somewhere?
This is probably a minority opinion, but the press fire storm her mother created by leaking this voice mail probably was more devastating to her then what her dad did, even though he was a complete ass.
Basically everybody in America is now aware of this event between a father and daughter. That is extremely embarrassing and she will have to live with it for many years.
I blame Kim, her mom, for at least half of this
Both of her parents are manipulating this little girl
I don’t know, Adam’s pretty cool.
I know, I know, he’s not related.
I’m with you on this hleewilder... and it seems to be an unpopular viewpoint.
btw - it’s Alec Baldwin. ;)
I would never, ever, never ever, never ever call my daughters the names he called his daughter, ever. I don’t give a crap who you are. Don’t tell me he lost this temper, that is BS! My parents, or any of the kids I grew up with ever had their parents act that way toward them. Some of them had some pretty mean parents.
admit it, no matter what he did, you’d criticise him for it.
Do-Re-Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me Me
The monster shouldn’t be allowed to breath in the same room with her ever again.
THAT is how much contempt I have for verbally abusive parents.
"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."
HOLY CRAP. My mom calls me a pig all the time! Even today, and I’m 33 years old! Of course, she’s looking at my messy bedroom when she calls me a pig. ;)
Didn't he hit his child's mother? Do you think maybe if she'd shown him more respect he wouldn't have been forced to hit her? Sorry, he's not worthy.
Hey, respect is as respect does. What he did was verbal and emotional abuse. Things said like this by a father to a child on the verge of womanhood hurt for a lifetime. If he wants respect, he has to separate himself from whatever his ex says or does about him and make da*ned sure he speaks to his daughter appropriately.
His brother, Stephen, is a political conservative and an outspoken Christian - as well as being a talented actor.
Au contraire. Stephen Baldwin is a Christian Conservative.
” Actor Stephen Baldwin said he would “continue praying” for his
brother Alec because of Alec’s open hostility to religious conservatives. “
I must have crap for parents, then. Sigh. I drove them to insanity many a time and the profanity and names that came out of their mouth! They even slapped me in the face on occasion! Yet I’m a happy, healthy Republican adult with a wonderful relationship with them. Go figure.
It’s so tempting...
Gee, I can’t imagine why she didn’t want to talk to him < /s>
And it’s hard to imagine what sort of “lengths” he’s accusing other people of going to in order to embarrass him and disrupt his relationship with his daughter, that could be more effective than the lengths he’s going to.
I’m sorry, but this is a case where we’ve had two different experiences; maybe we come from two different socioeconmic groups, whatever, but several of my friends while growing up had their parents beat the hell of them physically with belts, fists, and with one of my friends, the shaft of a garden hoe. This stuff happens, okay, and I am addressing you as somebody who may find that an alien concept. I, in no way, am trying to belittle your childhood. My own father never got physical with me, for which I am grateful. Words? I’m sorry, but words don’t mean anything compared to getting you ass beat up like a man when you’re only 13, becoming deathly afraid of your own father, or being a girl and having your father fondle and rape you on a regular basis from the time your eleven years old until you get married when you’re sixteen. I personally know of people who have gone through that. “You’re an ungrateful little pig” doesn’t seem to have the impact that “Kiss Daddy right here” does, now does it? Why don’t you forget Baldwin’s politics for a minute and try to imagine this other stuff going on, because I can assure you that it does. Thanks.
Alec Baldwin is the rude, thoughtless, little pig.
GASP! How abusive of you! /sarc
With all due respect, my parents used language ‘on’ me like that and then had the audacity to insist they ‘loved’ me, particularly when someone outside the family just happened to be around. Guess what? I grew up hating their guts for the way they made me think about myself because of their words. I buried them happily and wished they had passed on sooner.
You see, when, as a parent you have the philosophy you have described you forget about one thing: your kid(s) go ahead and make a life for themselves and over time you are not part of that life, to your very great loss.
Take it from me, I don’t care how upset you are, if you don’t have the mental capacity to think about the impact of your words on your kid, they are better off with you out of their lives.
I'm sure his little girl shares your wish.