October 05, 2006 07:03:46 GMT
Kim Basinger pled not guilty Thursday Oct 5th to 14 contempt of court charges filed against her in Los Angeles Superior Court.
Not guilty or innocent, either one. That's the decision taken by L.A. County Superior Court Judge Maren E. Nelson on Wednesday, ending the long battle between former couple Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin over their 10-year-old daughter Ireland.
In the hearing, with neither parties attended, Oscar-winning actress Basinger pleaded innocent to 14 charges of violating child custody orders in her divorce case with Baldwin. "The charges are outrageous and my client is not guilty," the actress' attorney Neal Hersh told People. "She will be vindicated."
Basinger, 52 and Baldwin, 48, married in 1993 and separated seven years later. Their divorce was final in 2002 and the Hollywood couple has since then on involved in a bitter custody battle.
Baldwin filed court papers back on Aug. 29, alleged that Basinger violated their child custody agreement in multiple ways over the last two years, including did not tell Baldwin their daughter was injured and required medical help, and failing to make their daughter available for visits.
It is said that Basinger faces up to 60 days in jail and a $12,000 fine if convicted of all counts.