Manhattan police have arrested Alec Baldwin stalker Genevieve Sabourin, a Canadian actress who met the actor on the set of the 2002 film The Adventures of Pluto Nash. It's unclear how long she has been harassing Baldwin, but her behavior reached creepy territory in the past few weeks.
Sabourin reportedly flew down from Montreal to harass Baldwin while he was in the Hamptons. A few days later, when back in the city, she allegedly showed up at an event.
Then on Sunday night, she appeared at his Manhattan home, where police were finally able to track her down.
Until her arrest, Genevieve Sabourin had been taking her role as Alec Baldwin's stalker quite seriously, according to the New York Post. She's apparently been sending him emails and text messages that included declarations of love. She also wants to have his baby.
Does she not remember that 2007 phone call?
It's unclear whether Sabourin has been charged with stalking or harassment, both of which are crimes under New York state law. At the very least, it seems her behavior fits the definition of stalking in the fourth degree, which is a Class B misdemeanor.
This crime occurs when an actor (not necessarily trained in acting, that is), with no legitimate purpose, continuously follows, telephones or communicates with a person in a manner that she knows or reasonably should know causes "material harm to the mental or emotional health" of that person. The actor must have also been informed to cease this conduct.
Genevieve Sabourin arguably should have known that her texts, calls and following would cause some emotional turmoil in the Baldwin household. And she was probably told at some point to stop. Prosecutors shouldn't have too difficult a time proving she was illegally acting as Alec Baldwin's stalker.
- Alec Baldwin's Alleged Stalker Arrested (ABC News)
- Harassment (FindLaw)
- Alec Baldwin Engaged To Yoga Instructor Hilaria Thomas (Houston Family Law Blog)