Genevieve Sabourin, Alleged Alec Baldwin Stalker, Optimistic About NYC Case
The woman accused of stalking Alec Baldwin was upbeat Monday about the case as her lawyer said she had a legitimate reason for contacting the star.
“Je t’aime New York!” the Canadian actress and model Genevieve Sabourin, 40, said as she left court smiling, according to the NY Post. “I love the United States,” she added. “With my lawyers, we are going to solve this misunderstanding.”
The Post writes that Sabourin, from Candiac, a suburb of Montreal, signed an order of protection extending for another two months the court’s prohibition on her having any contact with the newly-engaged “30 Rock” star. Then she left court with attorney Maurice Sercarz.
“There was no effort at harassment, and there was no stalking here,” Sercarz said after the court hearing. “My client had a legitimate purpose for her efforts to contact Mr. Baldwin.”
Asked to elaborate on Sabourin’s prior insistence that she had a physical relationship with Baldwin, 54, Sercarz said:
“I’m not here to cast aspersions on Mr. Baldwin. I’m not here to describe the nature of the relationship to the media.”
Then he added, “There’s a time and place for everything. The facts will emerge … there was much more to this story than appeared in the media.”
Genevieve Sabourin was arrested last month after authorities said she sent the “30 Rock” star a series of emails begging him to see and to marry her – emails allegedly sent days after Baldwin became engaged to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.
One of Sabourin’s messages envisioned the actor as her future “husband,” while another described “creating Genevieve Baldwin,” the complaint said.
Authorities said she also showed up to an event Baldwin was hosting and to his Manhattan home, where she was arrested April 8 on misdemeanor stalking and harassment charges.
Baldwin has said he was only trying to help Sabourin professionally. The two had met back in 2002 on the set of the Eddie Murphy movie “The Adventures of Pluto Nash,” in which Baldwin had a small role and Sabourin worked as a publicist.
Alec Baldwin admitted that he took her to dinner once in the fall of 2010, as a favor to a mutual friend, but insisted that the meeting was
“strictly professional… to give her career advice,” according to the criminal complaint.
Sabourin is free without bail, and must return to court July 26.