It's been over a month since Quebec actress Genevieve Sabourin was arrested outside of Alec Baldwin's New York City apartment building, accused of stalking the "30 Rock" actor. But her lawyer now says it wasn't stalking at all.
"My client had a legitimate purpose for her efforts to contact Mr. Baldwin," said Maurice Sercarz in defense of his client, Sabourin, at a brief court appearance in New York yesterday. In addition to showing up to his home on April 8, she reportedly visited his property in the Hamptons uninvited and sent Baldwin numerous emails urging him to marry her and envisioning "creating Genevieve Baldwin." Less than a week before Sabourin's arrest, he became engaged to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.
"I just came over to see Alec because I need to speak with him," Sabourin said in a police document, which Sercarz supported by saying the two began a relationship in 2010 after meeting on the set of "The Adventures of Pluto Nash" in 2002.
"There was no effort at harassment, and there was no stalking here," he said.
Immediately after her arrest, Sabourin hid out in a town north of Manhattan, as she was unable to re-enter Canada. Describing herself as "a fugitive, like a hunted animal," Sabourin felt abandoned by the legal system. Now with her lawyer back from vacation, she now begins focusing on her defense.
"I guess this will be my job for now," she said.
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