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Having a stalker is no fun, as Alec Baldwin recently learned when 40-year-old Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin was arrested outside the 30 Rock star's New York City apartment Sunday. Sabourin was arraigned in New York City on Monday and charged with aggravated harassment and stalking. Although Sabourin was slapped with a restraining order preventing her from contacting Baldwin, she was released without bail. On Tuesday, Baldwin, 54, took to Twitter to share his feelings on the matter.
"I am lucky and grateful in my life now, no matter what the motivations of certain others," he later added of his fiancee Hilaria Thomas.
Apparently Thomas also had a thing or two to say about the pictures. Baldwin tweeted one of her texts which reads, "The last women to smile with handcuffs on were the manson girls."
While we're not sure how factually accurate that is, Sabourin did seem a bit too pleased with herself in the images. But a Los Angeles County assistant district attorney who specializes in stalking cases says Baldwin might have done exactly what his stalker wished.
"He gave her exactly what she wanted," Rhonda Saunders told ABC News. "He responded to her. She got a reaction from him and that's what stalkers want."
Baldwin and Sabourin met in 2002 on the set of The Adventures of Pluto Nash, where he had an uncredited cameo and she was a unit publicist. There was never anything between them, but in 2010 a friend asked Baldwin to give Sabourin advice on her acting career. He agreed and they met for dinner, which Baldwin asserts was "strictly professional."
But between March 31 and her arrest Sunday, Sabourin contacted Baldwin in person at least three times at his homes in the Hamptons and Greenwich Village. She also sent him a number of emails saying she wanted to marry him and have his children.
According to a court filing, one said, "Please Alec come and pick me up now. I am less than 10 min away from you tonight. Say I do to me." Another claimed she was excited "about creating genevieve baldwin."
Her brother Frederick told the New York Post that she told their family she was going to New York for a few weeks to jump-start her career.
"I never, never, never imagined this," he said. "She's not a freak"
Sabourin is due in court again next month.