Kim Basinger, through her lawyers, has released a statement in which she denies leaking the tape of her ex-husband's angry voice-mail message to their daughter Ireland:
Kim Basinger did not release the voicemail. Additionally, the voicemail was not sealed under a court order.
Everybody is always asking why this custodybattle has been going on for so many years, and now they have theanswer. The issue is not about Kim or the alleged alienation that Alecconstantly refers to; it is about his ongoing aggressive behavior.
Kim's sincerest wish is for him to finallyaddress his unstable and irrational behavior so he, at some point, canpotentially create a relationship with his daughter. Until then, Kim will continue to protect and safeguard herchild's well-being as any parent would.
Call me less than convinced.
Basinger may in fact be walking a technically legal definition as to whether or not she "released the voicemail." If what she means is that she was not the one who physically handed the tape, mp3, etc to the TMZ website personally, then so be it.
However... ultimately Basinger was the one who had control of who heard the recording, where the recording was accessed from. The voice mail had to be accessed by a specific access code, the service provider could in fact shed some light on whose code was used and how often it was used.
Ultimately though she may not have personally put a tape in someone's hand and said, "run it," there is NO QUESTION that it did not get released without at least a wink and a nod from Basinger - and on that level the act is repulsive.
And don't forget - Basinger is standing trial for 12 counts of violating the custody agreement that a court established between Basinger and Baldwin for access to their daughter's time.