Alec Baldwin Threatens Daughter Via Voice Mail

I should preface this with a disclaimer stating once again that we try not to get into much of the celeb gossip here at Film Junk, but that said, sometimes you come across a story that is somewhat shocking and puts a particular actor in a new light. Only a few days after Richard Gere’s major faux-pas over in India (which may not have been as big of a deal as it seemed at the time), it looks like Alec Baldwin has a massive P.R. nightmare of his own to deal with (and just when I was getting excited about his new film Brooklyn Rules too). TMZ.com have obtained a copy of a cell phone message that Baldwin left for his 11 year old daughter Ireland on April 11th. Apparently he was scheduled to call her at a certain time, and when she failed to answer, he flipped out calling her a “thoughtless little pig” and vowing “you have insulted me for the last time” before threatening to get on a plane and come straighten her out.

There is speculation that the phone message was leaked by Kim Basinger, Baldwin’s ex-wife and Ireland’s mother, who has had an ongoing custody battle with him and was reportedly trying to turn his daughter against him. After this recording was presented to a judge, Baldwin’s visitation rights have been immediately suspended with a hearing scheduled for May 4th. You know, I’m not going to say Baldwin is completely in the wrong here… it certainly sounds like there’s quite a history behind this incident and I’m sure the message was more directed toward his ex-wife than his daughter. The one thing I took away from this whole story though, above all, is that being the kid of a celebrity must suck. You can listen to the entire phone message here for as long as it’s available.



  • Goon

    breaking news: parent gets upset at child

    after hearing the tape i dont really think much of thos ‘scandal’

  • Greg

    Yeah…no kidding. Big deal! I’ve heard waaaay worse stuff out of a parents mouth. Has anyone ever been to a sporting event involving little kids? I’ve seen parents call 7 year olds worthless cheap shot artists and fuckers. Come on…just because this guy has been on TV or in a movie it becomes news? Tell that to the mother who finds out her alcoholic husband has been sexually abusing their daughter…with no media attention on that scumbag. Whatever….he got pissed off at his kid. I get pissed off at kids everyday. If he gets fired from 30 Rock…I’ll never watch anything on NBC again. Wow. It feels good to vent.

  • Joe

    yes Greg just because the guy is on TV and movies it news. You haven’t figured out that thats the way it works?

  • Greg

    Hey….Johnny Obvious…judging by my comment it’s quite clear I figured it out. My point is that it shouldn’t matter what you do. Thanks for your contribution to the thread.

  • thesnowleopard

    I can’t see what’s the big deal. The more I hear that tape the funnier it gets.

    Sure, Baldwin is angry, but it’s the most measured and articulate angry tirade I’ve heard.

    My favorite bit: “I am going to get on a plane and I am going to come out there for the day and I am going to straighten your ass out when I see you.”

    Play it again, Alec.

  • Joe

    well judging by my comment it’s quite clear that I’m joking. I’m simply saying that why do people even say ‘their on tv, why is this news” and so forth.

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