Recently a cell phone voice message actor Alec Baldwin left for his daughter Ireland became very public when it was reportedly leaked by the actors ex-wife Kim Basinger and her attorney. Baldwin is currently embroiled in a very messy divorce and custody proceedings with Basinger that have been going on for the past 6 years.
Baldwin apparently became extremely angry and irate with Ireland after she didn’t answer her phone for a scheduled phone call between the two. According to the divorce proceedings between her parents Ireland and her father have to work out a time every week for their phone calls to each other. Baldwin can be heard on the message berating his daughter and telling her that this was all a plan by her mother to keep him further away from his daughter and that she was playing right into it.
The question now though, did Alec Baldwin go to far with reprimanding his daughter for the phone tag she had been playing with him in the days and weeks leading up to this incident? I can see where this might come out in the heat of the moment, but a lot of it was completely uncalled for. This is a good example of why people should calm down first before leaving a message for someone if they think they are going to get heated about it.
In the beginning of the call Baldwin starts by telling his daughter that he has made himself look stupid again as he tries to get a phone call to her at a specific time. He goes on to tell her that when the time comes for him to make a phone call to her he drops everything that he is doing to make sure the call happens and that he would expect the same courteous. He continues to yell at her for not having “the G**damn phone turned on.”
Then the rant continues with “I want you to know something, OK?I’m tired of playing this game with you. I’m leaving this message with you to tell you you have insulted me for the last time. You have insulted me. You don’t have the brains or the decency as a human being. I don’t give a d*mn that you’re 12 years old, or 11 years old, or that you’re a child, or that your mother is a thoughtless pain in the a** who doesn’t care about what you do as far as I’m concerned. You have humiliated me for the last time with this phone.”
Baldwin then continues by telling his daughter that he plans to fly from New York to Los Angelous for the day the following week to straighten her out on the issue and let her know how disappointed and angry he is that she has done this to him again. Baldwin then continues with the profanity and tells his daughter that she would never dream of pulling this with her mother but she pulls it with him time after time.
In closing the the message to Ireland Baldwin says, “Do you understand me? I’m going to really make sure you get it. Then I’m going to get on a plane and I’m going to turn around and come home. So you’d better be ready Friday the 20th to meet with me. So I’m going to let you know just how I feel about what a rude little pig you really are. You are a rude, thoughtless little pig, OK?“
Currently Basinger is using the message in her fight to gain sole custody of Ireland and cut off all of Alec Baldwin’s parental rights. The rumor of her leaking the message to celebrity website TMZ.com hasn’t helped her in her fight either as Baldwin’s attorney has now asked the courts to hold her in contempt. This wouldn’t be Basinger’s first time being held in contempt during her bitter divorce.