Genevieve Sabourin sentenced to seven months in prison for stalking actor Alec Baldwin
The Canadian bit-part actress sobbed as she was convicted in Manhattan
Genevieve Sabourin cried in court as a Manhattan judge sentenced her to seven months in prison for stalking actor Alec Baldwin.
The Canadian actress was found guilty of attempted aggravated harassment, harassment, attempted contempt of court and stalking.
Sabourin was taken away in handcuffs and told she would be fined $250 should she contact Baldwin or his family over the next five years.
Earlier today, the 41-year-old was handed 30 days in prison for contempt of court after repeatedly yelling out during the It’s Complicated star’s testimony.
When giving evidence herself, Sabourin told the court she had “made love” with Baldwin after a romantic dinner date on Valentine’s Day in 2010.
She said that Baldwin, 55, had seduced her by promising “the night of [her] life”.
He refuted all claims of a relationship, describing Sabourin’s appearances at his house and a movie screening as “like something out of a Hitchcock movie”.
Sabourin was arrested in April last year, after she turned up at Baldwin’s apartment in Greenwich Village with her dog and belongings on the day the actor had proposed to his wife.
In court this morning, Sabourin interrupted her own lawyer while he was fighting for her favour and complained that the press had vilified her.
“This is an injustice,” she said. “Everybody has used their force on me.”
Judge Thomas Mandelbaum said Sabourin had engaged in a “relentless and escalating campaign of threats” that showed an “utter lack of respect” for the law.
TV reviewBroadcasting House was preparing for a visit from Prince Charles spoiler alert
Glastonbury Michael Eavis reveals final headline act 'most likely' British pair
Film Ewan McGregor joins star-studded Beauty and the Beast cast as Lumiere
TVThe Island with Bear Grylls under fire after male contestants kill and eat rare crocodile
Grace Dent on TV The Secret Life of the Pub is sexist, ageist and a breath of fresh air
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 Migrant crisis: Greek soldier saved 20 people singlehandedly off Rhodes beach
- 2 The confessions of men who ordered mail-order brides
- 3 UK weather: Britain braced for snow as arctic air mass moves in
- 4 Aaron and Melissa Klein: Oregon anti-gay bakers ordered to pay $135,000 after refusing to make cake for same-sex wedding
- 5 'Isis' schoolgirls: Missing British teenager tweets picture of her Syrian takeaway
Poldark, series 1 finale, review: How a costume drama became a Sunday night swoon-fest
Al Pacino admits he was nearly fired from The Godfather and it's still his most 'difficult role'
Warner Music owner Len Blavatnik tops Sunday Times Rich List
Game of Thrones season 5 episode 3, review: Sansa and manhood-lopping torturer Ramsay Bolton - really?
The day I starred in Only Fools and Horses
General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
The sickening truth about food banks that the Tories don't want you to know
Migrant boat disaster: Ukip candidate mocks victims in sickening Twitter post
Nigel Farage wants the BBC to stop making programmes like Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, and Top Gear
Global warming: Scientists say temperatures could rise by 6C by 2100 and call for action ahead of UN meeting in Paris
General Election 2015: Britain would become a 'communist dictatorship' under Ed Miliband and Nicola Sturgeon, claims wife of Michael Gove