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Alec Baldwin recalls infamous voicemail to daughter Ireland: 'That's hurt her in a permanent way'

Jan sees a double standard

 

Alec Baldwin has some regrets.

The 59-year-old actor appeared on “Good Morning America” on Monday to promote his upcoming memoir, titled “Nevertheless." He also openly spoke about that infamous voicemail.

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The father of four made headlines in 2007 when a voicemail to his then 11-year-old daughter, in which he called her a “rude, thoughtless little pig,” was leaked online.

The scandal occurred while Baldwin faced custody issues with his ex-wife, actress Kim Basinger. Baldwin admitted that the incident has since caused a “permanent break” in his relationship with the now 21-year-old model.

“It’s thrown in your face every day,” he explained. “There are people who admonish me, or attack me, and use that as a constant spearhead to do that. It’s a scab that never heals because it’s been picked at all the time by so many people. I think my daughter — that’s hurt her in a permanent way.”

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However, the father and daughter have previously laughed about the mishap. In 2015, the duo posted a photo on their Instagram pages where they mock the voicemail. Ireland herself also thought it was blown out of proportion.

If I Were A Pig... I would be Rude and Thoughtless of course! 🐽

A post shared by Ireland Basinger-Baldwin (@irelandbasingerbaldwin) on

... I'd be rude and thoughtless. That's the only pig to be.

A post shared by Alec Baldwin (@iamabfalecbaldwin) on

“The only problem with that voicemail was that people made it out to be a way bigger deal than it was,” she previously told Page Six in 2012. “He’s said stuff like that before just because he’s frustrated. For me it was like, ‘OK, whatever.’ I called him back I was like, ‘Sorry dad, I didn’t my phone.’ That was it.”

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