‘Lovesick’ actress on trial for stalking Alec Baldwin
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.