Alec Baldwin Requests Psych Test

Alec Baldwin attends the New York University Tisch School of the Arts gala benefit, Friday, Oct. 28, 2005, in New York. Baldwin and ex-wife Kim Basinger traded personal jabs through their attorneys Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, with each claiming amid a custody dispute that the other has serious emotional problems. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff) AP

Alec Baldwin has asked a California judge for a psychological evaluation as part of his request to change the conditions of a child custody order.

The judge said an evaluator also needs to spend time with his ex-wife and child as part of the process.

It's the latest twist in the actor's custody battle with ex-wife Kim Basinger. At issue is whether Baldwin is fit to see his ten-year-old daughter more often.

Basinger's attorney has said that Baldwin suffers from "severe emotional problems" and had been accused of domestic violence in the past. Baldwin counters that Basinger "has a pathological need" to turn their daughter against him.

Now, a superior court commissioner wants to know whether the actor is attempting to turn the couple's child against Basinger.

Baldwin has been given a week to accept the court-appointed psychologist or the judge says she'll select another one.

  • Amy Bonawitz

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