Alec Baldwin says he contemplated suicide after he left a threatening phone message for his then 11-year-old daughter, Ireland, calling her a “thoughtless little pig” who needed to have her “ass straightened out” after she had “humiliated me for the last time,” all because she didn’t answer the phone when she called. Thanks to his frightening message, he lost visitation rights and his ex-wife, Kim Basinger, hired a bodyguard for the little girl. Baldwin recently told Playboy that he considered suicide when the phone call was leaked to the public, but decided against it, saying, “If I committed suicide, they would have considered that a victory. Destroying me was their avowed goal.” Though he wrote an apology on his website at the time, Baldwin doesn’t seem to realize how destructive he’s been to his daughter. Having a parent commit suicide due in part to her not having answered her phone when he called would’ve left lifelong scars. And when he says “they would have considered that a victory,” is he talking about not just his ex-wife, but his daughter? Here’s hoping he continues to get counselling and starts being a dad, which means putting his young daughter’s interests before his own.