Genevieve Sabourin, Alec Baldwin stalker’s shock at sudden bust in court
Genevieve Sabourin, who claims she spent a night of passion with Alec Baldwin, crossed her fingers in court yesterday for a little good luck — but moments later found herself slapped with handcuffs for allegedly harassing the actor’s wife on Twitter.
“Why am I being arrested? Tell me why!” Sabourin shouted as two of NYPD cops led her from Manhattan Criminal Court. The answer, sources said, is that Sabourin violated an order of protection barring contact with Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria, by repeatedly sending tweets that directed her followers to the couple’s accounts.
Sabourin, 40, maintained her innocence as she was booked at the 20th Precinct on the Upper West Side.
“She believed that she’s done nothing wrong and that she’s the victim,” a law-enforcement source said.
She was briefly treated by medics at the station house for an asthma attack — and then brought back to a Manhattan court last night for arraignment on the new charges.
Sabourin’s morning court appearance was supposed to be a routine hearing in her aggravated-harassment case. She held up the crossed fingers during a sidebar talk between the lawyers and judge to discuss her attorney’s request to be replaced. Lawyer Maurice Sercarz got his wish, and was relieved by public defender Rick Pasacreta.
“Miss Sabourin feels it is a good idea to tweet, to appear on television and discuss the case in the media contrary to my advice,” Sercarz told Judge Marc Whiten.
Sabourin was first arrested in April for sending Baldwin e-mails and text messages that proclaimed her love and a desire to have his baby.
She also demanded money from the “30 Rock” star, who has admitted to having dinner with her. Baldwin’s spokesman won’t say whether sex was involved.
Since her first bust, Sabourin has repeatedly tweeted about the case and has asked Baldwin to drop the charges — which she claims have left her broke after spending more than $100,000 in legal and travel expenses.
Some of those tweets led to her arrest yesterday, including a Nov. 8 message that was signed “@hilariabaldwin” — which violates the protection order because Hilaria would have been notified of her mention via her own Twitter account and possibly also her e-mail.
On Nov. 15, Sabourin wrote “@hilariabaldwin” in four tweets, including one saying, “wasted 7months on injustice cause ‘Hilaria’lies. Destroyed my life.”
Sabourin also used Twitter to communicate with Baldwin’s brother, Daniel. In a Nov. 17 tweet, he mentioned Sabourin while quoting Marlon Brando’s line from the movie “Apocalypse Now” about a snail crawling along the edge of a straight razor.
Sabourin wrote Daniel: “Thank you! Please tell your Bother Alec Baldwin, that I’m that snail! Txs, you have a compassionate heart.” She also wrote, “@DanielBaldwin Daniel, can u please follow me so I can transmit u a private message?”
Those tweets may violate the protective order’s prohibitions on using third parties to communicate with Alec Baldwin, a source said.
The same may apply to Sabourin’s request to her followers to re-tweet the question, “Why do you pretend to be Hilaria Baldwin when your real name is Hilary Hayward?”
She told the judge yesterday the court has been unfair to her.
“I’m being treated like a guilty person,” she said. “This has destroyed my life.”