Woman accused of stalking Alec Baldwin ordered to jail for contempt
POSTED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 12:04pm
Faith Karimi CNN — It could have been a scene from one of his movies.
A teary Alec Baldwin denying a romance with a woman he described as a stalker.
The woman heckling "you're lying!" as he testified in a New York City courtroom.
Except this was real life.
Genevieve Sabourin, a Canadian actress, is charged with stalking Baldwin and his wife.
She says she's not a stalker, but an ex-girlfriend of the "30 Rock" television star.
But during a court hearing Tuesday, Baldwin said she imagined the relationship, and she sent him numerous e-mails and voice mails along the way.
CNN obtained copies of the e-mails.
"I am less than 10 minutes away from you tonight. Say 'I do' to me," one e-mail says.
In another e-mail, she said she was ready to get married.
"I need to start my new life with my new name ... in my new country, help my newly husband, you!"
In another e-mail, she admits defeat.
"I may have lost all the battles to win your heart over in the past two years, but I've learn (sic) so much," it says.
Wiping away tears, Baldwin said Sabourin's stalking has made him anxious and worried for his safety.
She showed up unannounced at his New York home in March last year, ruining his engagement to his now-wife, Hilaria Baldwin (seen above), the actor said.
Days later, she allegedly crashed an event the actor was hosting at New York City`s Lincoln Center.
Baldwin has admitted they had dinner once in 2010, but said that was it.
They met through a mutual friend, he said.
Both Baldwin and Sabourin worked on the 2002 flop "The Adventures of Pluto Nash."
Baldwin has also appeared in numerous other movies, including "Along Came Polly."
Unlike the actor, who didn't say a word about the case to reporters, Sabourin is basking in the media spotlight.
She grinned widely as she shared her side of the story with a group of reporters.
"I'm not gonna take a reduced plea for a crime I have not committed," she said.
Sabourin has been arrested several times, including late last year for violating a court order by allegedly sending a series of tweets to Baldwin and his wife.
She was released from jail after a judge rejected a prosecution request for bail.
If found guilty, she faces up to a year in prison.