‘Lovesick’ ac­tress on trial for stalk­ing Alec Bald­win

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NEW YORK: A Cana­dian bit­part ac­tress bar­raged Alec Bald­win with lovesick, de­mand­ing mes­sages, showed up un­in­vited at his homes in Man­hat­tan and the Hamp­tons, pros­e­cu­tors said as her stalk­ing trial opened this week.

The case is ex­pected to put the 30 Rock ac­tor in an un­sought role: a key wit­ness against a woman who says she had a fling with him some years ago, which he de­nies. Bald­win is ex­pected to tes­tify against ac­tress Genevieve Sabourin, whose lawyer says she was merely try­ing to get an­swers af­ter the ac­tor lost in­ter­est in her.

But pros­e­cu­tors say Bald­win was alarmed by a cam­paign of calls, text mes­sages, e-mails and un­ex­pected ap­pear- an­ces by a woman he’d met twice over 10 years – a creepy cru­sade that es­ca­lated as he got en­gaged to now-wife Hi­laria Bald­win, au­thor­i­ties say.

Sabourin, 41, from Mon­treal, has ap­peared in some Cana­dian films and TV se­ries. She met Bald­win on the set of the 2002 sci- fi com­edy The Ad­ven­tures of Pluto Nash.

He told po­lice their re­la­tion- ship was strictly pro­fes­sional.

But Sabourin ha­rangued him with phone calls and sent e-mails that ranged from “I want to be your wife now” to a bid to “con­ceive a mini-Bald­win”, lawyers said.

Af­ter news of Bald­win’s be­trothal broke, Sabourin pur­sued him and was ar­rested on stalk­ing and ha­rass­ment charges. – Sapa-AP

‘STALKER’: Genevieve Sabourin’s af­ter Alec Bald­win.

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