Alec Baldwin testifies on being stalked

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Alec Baldwin testifies on being stalked

NEW YORK - Alec Baldwin testified Tuesday that he never had a sexual or romantic relationship with a Canadian actress accused of stalking him, saying that after they met she began leaving dozens of voice mails for him a night and eventually started threatening to show up at his homes.

The “30 Rock” star said at the Manhattan trial of the woman, Genevieve Sabourin, that he had a meal with her at a friend’s request, gave her an email address and phone number and later communicated with her about acting classes.

She began to barrage him with as many as 30 voice mails per night and hundreds of emails that started out as lovelorn and pleading, Baldwin said. They escalated into ominous threats to insinuate herself into his now-wife’s yoga class and to come to his homes, according to Baldwin.

“It was nightmarish,” he said.

Sabourin had some outbursts as he testified, including: “You’re lying!”

Sabourin says she and Baldwin had a 2010 tryst and a two-way exchange of emails. Her lawyer, Todd Spodek, has said Sabourin wasn’t stalking the actor, just seeking closure after he stopped talking to her. The Oscar-nominated Baldwin and Sabourin, who has appeared in Canadian movies and TV shows, met when he had a cameo and she was a publicist for the 2002 comedy “The Adventures of Pluto Nash.”

Fast-forward to April 2012, when Sabourin was arrested outside Baldwin’s Manhattan apartment building.

Baldwin got engaged to and married the former Hilaria Thomas in 2012, after they began dating the year before. AP
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