Ireland Baldwin has shared gruesome-looking photos of her bruised and battered face following a nasty attack in a parking lot. The 24-year-old model and daughter to Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger updated her Instagram on Saturday with the news that she’d been “attacked” by a female she claims was drugged, with the blonde also confirming that the cops had gotten involved.
Ireland, fresh from celebrating six years eating disorder-free, delivered her photos, a detailed explanation of what she claims happened, plus a very understanding mindset. Check it out below.
Scroll for the photos. They came as selfies, with Ireland resting her head on a pillow and shooting herself close up. The L.A.-based star was sporting an ugly, purple bruise taking up most of her right cheekbone, also showing signs of swelling around her eye.
A caption offered more as Ireland opened:
“Yesterday in the late afternoon, I was attacked by a woman who was high out of her mind on drugs and desperate for cash.”
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“She decked me in my face in a parking lot and took my belongings and jumped in a getaway car while her husband took off. All was sorted with the police and she was arrested.”
The model added feeling “lucky” that there were witnesses on the scene and that she got “assistance” swiftly. Ireland also added that the police had told her that such attacks are on the rise amid the pandemic as “people are desperate for money” due to COVID and being “out of work.”
Ireland, followed by 617,000 on Instagram, concluded on a positive and caring note, writing:
“There is a lot of theft and muggings going down. Posting this to remind everyone to be really careful and watch your surroundings. These are really difficult times and we need to look out for one another.”
Fans were quick to respond and largely proved supportive, although one was quick to throw in a reference mentioning 33-year-old pro wrestler Ronda Rousey: “Damn Ronda Rousey,” they wrote. “Sending love ???,” another said.
More after the jump.
Ireland’s pandemic headlne-making has largely included her backing Black Lives Matter and joking about quarantine – she did it by wielding a kitchen knife as she joked the pandemic had made her “fat.” Body-image is, however, no laughing matter for the model who opened up about her eating disorder past in 2018.
Just this month, Ireland fronted media outlets for celebrating six years “free of anorexia and bulimia,” saying she’d gotten a call from her “old program.” Ireland is free of both illnesses and “all my other food compulsions,” also encouraging her followers: “You can do it.”