LATEST: Former couple Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's bitter custody battle is back in court as the stars fight over their 10-year-old daughter, IRELAND.

Basinger attended court in Los Angeles yesterday morning (31OCT05) with a seven-strong entourage after Baldwin accused her of violating a court-imposed custody order this summer (05).

The Aviator actor, who wasn't required to be in court, wasn't present.

In court papers, Baldwin accuses Basinger, 51, of having "untreated emotional problems".

His attorney told the court that the actor wants to see his daughter, but not until Basinger has "alienation therapy" - which is designed to help prevent one parent from alienating the child from the other parent.

Baldwin, 47, also accuses his ex of ignoring court orders and "child snatching".

Meanwhile, Basinger claims she fears for her daughter's safety when she's with Baldwin. She also states that Baldwin calls her home incessantly and is abusive to those in her household.

Outside court, Basinger's lawyer NEIL HERSCH held a brief press conference to attack Baldwin, stating, "I found it very disturbing that Mr Baldwin, through his lawyers, attempted to cast terrible aspersions towards Kim."

The former couple divorced in 2002. They are due back in court on 13 December (05).