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

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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.