Alec Baldwin Is Still Doing Damage Control on that Infamous Voicemail to Daughter Ireland

Alec Baldwin Is Still Doing Damage Control on that Infamous Voicemail to Daughter Ireland

The actor shared that the 2007 incident caused a "permanent break" in their relationship.

By Eric Shorey

It seems like our collective cultural memory is rather long: While some of us may have totally forgotten about a scandalous 2007 moment in which Alec Baldwin left a heated voicemail for his daughter Ireland Baldwin, others still remind him about the incident on the daily. “It’s thrown in your face every day,” Baldwin, said in conversation with Good Morning America anchor George Stephanopoulos.

Almost a decade ago, Baldwin had left the then-11-year-old Ireland an angry message after she missed a scheduled call between the two. The two have patched things up over the years, but the actor said the incident caused a "permanent break" in their relationship.

People apparently like to trot this out as an example of Baldwin’s bad behavior when they are on the offensive. However, Baldwin says it’s Ireland who is more hurt by the memories than himself. “There are people who admonish me or attack me and use that as a constant spearhead to do that,” said Alec, who admitted the fallout from this had made him feel suicidal. “It’s a scab that never heals cause it’s being picked at all the time by other people. My daughter, that’s hurt her in a permanent way.”

Baldwin will be opening up about his personal life even more in his upcoming memoir Nevertheless, out tomorrow. Baldwin has also been raising money for the ACLU in his spare time.

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