Alec Baldwin testifies in the trial of 'nightmarish' alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin
Baldwin testified that he'd never had a sexual or romantic relationship with the French-Canadian actress, telling the court that, after they met, she'd begun leaving dozens of voicemails for him at night, which soon began to include threats to show up at his homes, the AP reports.
The new MSNBC host says that he had a meal with Sabourin at a friend's request, where he provided her with an email address and phone number, which led to later communication about acting classes. From there, Baldwin says, she began to inundate him with as many as 30 voicemails a night and hundreds of emails that started out as "lovelorn and pleadings." However, they quickly escalated into threats to insinuate herself into his now-wife Hilaria Thomas' yoga class. "It was nightmarish," Baldwin told the court.
At certain points during Baldwin's testimony, Sabourin was unable to contain herself, even yelling, "You're lying!" She says she and the actor had an affair in 2010 and a reciprocal exchange of emails. Her lawyer, Todd Spodek, claims she wasn't talking Baldwin, so much as seeking closure after he cut off contact.
Baldwin and Sabourin met on the set of 2002's "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," where he had a cameo and she was working as a publicist. She was arrested in April 2012 outside of Baldwin's NYC apartment building, charged with aggravated harassment and stalking, just before Baldwin and Thomas wed in June.