In court in Los Angeles, the actor's legal team argued that Basinger has "a pathological need" to alienate their 10-year-old daughter Ireland from him.
And now the Oscar-winning actress is hitting back, claiming her ex's violent temperament is responsible for the growing distance between himself and his daughter.
"If his relationship with his daughter is fractured, there is only one person to blame and it is himself."
The warring ex-couple are due back in court in Los Angeles next month to fight the custody battle.
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