Kim Basinger has reportedly hired round-the-clock protection to keep ex-husband Alec Baldwin from their 11-year-old daughter.
According to the New York Post, the Oscar-winning actress stepped up security around her Los Angeles home after Baldwin called daughter Ireland a “rude, thoughtless little pig” during a recorded telephone conversation. (Go here to listen!)
The actor has since apologised publicly and in private to his daughter after the conversion was leaked on the internet.
A friend of Baldwin’s tells the Post “This is a desperate plea for sympathy when the only danger to the child is inside her own home.
“What kind of parent leaks a voicemail that causes her daughter significant embarrassment and unneeded attention?” Baldwin has been barred from seeing his daughter until a 4 May court date. His spokesman says, “Alec truly cares about the best interests of his daughter.”