Alec Baldwin's Accused Stalker Hit With Additional Charges
MANHATTAN CRIMINAL COURT — The Canadian actress accused of stalking Alec Baldwin — allegedly showing up at the actor's two homes and sending him wacky texts and emails pretending to be his wife — will face additional charges, prosecutors said Thursday.
The Manhattan District Attorney's office hit Genevieve Sabourin, 40, with an additional 20 counts of second degree aggravated harassment, according to an amended criminal complaint filed Thursday.
She had previously faced two counts of aggravated harassment, stalking and other harassment charges after being arrested in April.
"I wish I could go on with my life on every level," Sabourin told reporters after a brief hearing Thursday related to her motion to dismiss the case.
The two first met when working together while filming “The Adventures of Pluto Nash” in 2001, and later they went to dinner in the fall of 2011.
But since then Sabourin, whose first language is French, has been hounding Baldwin, 54, with "annoying and unsolicited" texts and emails that declare her love, which even forced the actor to have his number changed, prosecutors said.
"I need you now, please Alec come and pick me up now. I am less than 10 min away from you tonight. Say I do to me," Sabourin allegedly wrote in one email sent on April 4 — a few days after Baldwin announced his engagement to his now wife, yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.
In asking to dismiss the case, Sabourin's lawyer, however, argued that the pair had a mutual relationship, with messages going back and forth between the two.
Judge Mark White, who extended Baldwin's order of protection against Sabourin at Thursday's hearing, is set to rule on whether to dismiss the charges on Sept. 19.