Alec & Kim's Custody Battle heats up… again

10/11/2005 at 09:00 AM ET

Divorced actors Alec Baldwin and Kim Bassinger are again involved in a custody battle over their 9-year-old daughter Ireland.

Alec  filed  brand new court papers to allow him more access to his daughter.  A few days after filing, he reportedly called police on Kim for refusal to give him his daughter for his visitation appointment. He says Kim is ruining his relationship with his daughter.

"My daughter is loving, kind and attentive when she is with me," he says in an affadavit. "When she is with her mother and we speak by phone, she [acts] indifferent and distant towards me."

The couple, who divorced in 2002, are set to attend a court ordered mediation session on October 25th. 

Source: In Touch, Oct. 17, 2005, pg. 82

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DJ on

It is really too bad that they cannot get along for the sake of their daughter. So sad.

Melissa on

Unless divorced parents put their personal issues and/or feelings aside and keep peace, the children always suffer. I really feel sorry for Ireland. It sounds like she’s being put in a position to choose between parents and that’s a horrible situation for a child.

Lauren22 on

They need to stop this childish behavior!!! All they are doing is hurting their daughter. She is going to grow up hating them both. My Mom was very bitter towards my Dad when they first divorced and I still hold a grudge towards her for that to this day. They are good friends now, thankfully. I think my Mom finally woke up when she discovered she had cancer 10 years ago. My Dad battled the same cancer a few years ago.

FC on

If they truly want their daughter to come out of this acrimonious divorce, then they should learn to act civil. I mean, sharing custody does not have to be as bitter as their divorce was. They’re hurting their own daughter by handling things they way they are.

I feel terrible for Ireland.

landroverdisco on

Wasn’t it rumored that Alec was physically abusive towards Kim? Perhaps, her issues stem from his alleged abusive nature. I agree they should try to handle things more maturely (ie have a mediator) when dealing with Ireland. However, I still contend there is a strange, manipulative side to Alec.

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