Kim Basinger denied leaking Alec Baldwin's angry voicemail rant to their daughter Ireland and called on her ex-husband to "finally address his unstable and irrational behavior."
"Everybody is always asking why this custody battle has been going on for so many years and now they have the answer," Basinger said in a statement, released by her rep yesterday.
"The issue is not about Kim Basinger, or the alleged alienation that Alec constantly refers to. It is about his ongoing aggressive behavior," the rep added.
Kim Basinger, who has been charged with contempt of court in the past regarding her custody fight with Baldwin, claims she "did not release the voicemail," but adds that the message "was not sealed under a court order."
Alec Baldwin's attorneys had claimed the voicemail was in fact kept in a sealed court file, and leaked by Basinger or her attorneys.
The three-year custody fight for 11-year-old Ireland intensified last week when TMZ posted
Saddam Hussein's Alec Baldwin's threatening voicemail in which he berated the child as a "little pig" and threatened that we was going to "straighten her out."
Baldwin said he had been "driven to the edge" by the years of court battles and called himself a victim of parental alienation â€" in which one parent alienates a child against the other during a custody battle.
Alec Baldwin has been criticized on his own Web site, and now Basinger says Baldwin has only himself to blame.
"Kim's sincerest wish is for him to finally address his unstable and irrational behavior so he, at some point, can potentially create a relationship with his daughter," says her rep's statement. "Until then, Kim will continue to protect and safeguard her child's well-being as any parent would."
Over the weekend, Basinger hired security "in response to media attention on her daughter in order to allow Ireland to maintain her regular routine and activities uninterrupted," the statement says.
Baldwin attorney Vicki Greene, who took legal action against Basinger yesterday, reiterated her claim that the tape "had to have been released by someone from Kim's side" and disputed that the tape was not under seal.
"We don't agree with Kim's position," says Greene.
"This court has sealed proceedings for Ireland's protection for years. Why would this recording be any different? I'm not even allowed to say whether the tape was played in court or not. The are breaking the confidentiality rules."
This whole thing is just sad. Enjoy your carefree, young romance now, Kristen Dunst and Johnny Borrell. Marriage and divorce are a whole new ball of wax.