Basinger and Baldwin's baby battle
09:30 05 November 2005
Kim Basinger has broken her silence over her bitter custody battle with ex-husband Alec Baldwin.
The screen beauty - who has been at loggerheads with the actor over custody of their daughter, Ireland - insists Baldwin's "anger" and "rages" have made her more determined to battle against him.
In the latest round of their long-running feud, Baldwin took the 51-year-old beauty to a Los Angeles court on Monday (31.10.05) after accusing her of "child snatching".
The 47-year-old actor claimed his ex-wife had violated a previous custody agreement.
His lawyers alleged Basinger has "a pathological need" to distance their 10-year-old child from him and questioned her mental stability, requesting she undergo psychological tests.
But the 'LA Confidential' star says her ex's violent streak has caused his growing alienation from Ireland.
She said in a statement: "Everyone knows about Alec Baldwin's behavioural problems - his anger, his rages - they are, unfortunately, legendary.
"If his relationship with his daughter is fractured, there is only one person to blame and it is himself."
The couple - who separated in 2000 after seven years of marriage and eventually divorced two years later - are due back in court next month.
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