Alec Baldwin says the headline-making voicemail he sent to his daughter Ireland in 2007 has caused a "permanent" break in their relationship
When Ireland was just 11 years old, Baldwin left her a message filled with offensive language after she missed a scheduled phone call. He called Ireland a “rude, thoughtless, little pig.”
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The 30 Rock star told his young daughter that she needed her “ass straightened out” and that she had “humiliated [him] for the last time.”
Although the dad-daughter duo’s relationship has mended over the years, Baldwin told Stephanopoulos that people still use the incident against him — which hurts Ireland more than anything.
“There are people who admonish me or attack me and use that as a constant spearhead to do that,” he said.
“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.”
Alec has since remarried and now has three children with wife Hilaria Baldwin.
Baldwin opens up about the incident further in his forthcoming memoir, Nevertheless (out Tuesday).