Woman convicted of stalking actor Alec Baldwin, sentenced to jail

NEW YORK Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:14pm EST

Genevieve Sabourin, the woman accused of stalking actor Alec Baldwin, speaks to the media during a break in her trial at Manhattan Criminal court in New York in this file photo taken November 12, 2013. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson/Files

Genevieve Sabourin, the woman accused of stalking actor Alec Baldwin, speaks to the media during a break in her trial at Manhattan Criminal court in New York in this file photo taken November 12, 2013.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - An aspiring Canadian actress accused of stalking Emmy-winning actor Alec Baldwin was convicted on Thursday and sentenced to 210 days in jail.

Judge Robert Mandelbaum found Genevieve Sabourin, 41, guilty of stalking and harassment of Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria. Sabourin was held in contempt on Wednesday after outbursts during the trial at New York Criminal Court in a Lower Manhattan courtroom.

During emotional testimony on Tuesday, Baldwin, 55, wiped away a tear as he told the court how the Montreal actress had unexpectedly arrived at his house on his engagement day, ruining the occasion.

Baldwin, who won an Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild awards for his role on the NBC comedy series "30 Rock," denied he had a personal relationship with Sabourin and said he had never instigated email exchanges with her.

Hilaria Baldwin, who gave birth to their daughter in August, said Sabourin had harassed her relentlessly on Twitter. She cited a tweet that she said was from Sabourin saying she would have a miscarriage. "I am terrified of her," his wife said.

(Reporting by Patricia Reaney; Editing by Eric Kelsey and Will Dunham)

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Comments (2)
zflynn3 wrote:
I hope Alec learns to keep it in his pants from now on. One night stands sometimes come with a high price tag as was the case here.

Nov 15, 2013 11:30am EST  --  Report as abuse
julri wrote:
I find it hard to believe that he never slept with her. It seems he got his real fatal attraction. Next time be more selective with who you bed.

Nov 15, 2013 3:10pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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