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Alec Baldwin, seen in 2005 with daughter Ireland, ‘acknowledges that he should have used different language in parenting his child, (but) everyone who knows him privately knows what he has been put through for the past six years,’ his rep said in a statement Thursday, April 19.
Access Hollywood
updated 4/19/2007 9:28:40 PM ET 2007-04-20T01:28:40

A spokesman for Alec Baldwin has responded to the publication of a voice mail message Baldwin left for his 11-year-old daughter, Ireland.

The spokesman claims that the voice mail message was leaked to TMZ.com by Baldwin’s ex-wife, Kim Basinger and her lawyer.

After apparently being unable to reach his daughter on the phone for a pre-scheduled telephone talk, he left an angry message chastising Ireland for not accepting the call.

During the intense message, Baldwin says his daughter “insulted him” by not “having the decency” to answer the call. At the end of the message, Baldwin calls his daughter a “rude, thoughtless little pig.”

Moments ago, Baldwin’s rep released a statement to “Access Hollywood” about the voice mail message.

“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.”

If Basinger was the one who leaked the tape, it would not be her first time violating a court order. On Oct. 4, she was arraigned on several misdemeanor counts of criminal contempt.

Earlier today, a motion by Basinger’s lawyers to dismiss contempt charges against her, related to her divorce from the “30 Rock” star was denied, City News Service reported.

Basinger had contempt charges filed against her last year for allegedly disobeying court orders related to Baldwin’s visitation rights of his daughter.

City News Service reports that if convicted Basinger faces up to 60 days in jail and a $12,000 fine.

Both Baldwin and Basinger did not attend the court proceeding earlier today.

“Access Hollywood” has been unable to reach Basinger’s representatives about the matter.

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