Actress who hounded “30 Rock” star received an additional 30 days for courtroom antics
The actress accused of stalking “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin was found guilty and sentenced Thursday to 210 days in jail.
Genevieve Sabourin, 41, received 90 days for stalking and harassment, another 90 days for violating the protective order for Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, and another 30 days for contempt of court, after an outburst in the courtroom and other antics, including talking over witnesses.
All are low-level, class B misdemeanors. Sabourin received the maximum for each count.
During the sentencing, Manhattan criminal court judge Robert Mandelbaum told Sabourin that she had engaged in a “relentless and escalating campaign of threats,” the New York Daily News reported.
“You had no right to continue communications or pursue contact you knew to be unwanted and unwelcome,” Mandelbaum told her. “Your relentless and escalating campaign of threats and in-person appearances in private spaces served at a minimum to harass, annoy and alarm Mr. Baldwin.”
Sabourin shot back at Mandelbaum: “I haven't done anything wrong, and I'm innocent, so that's what I have to say. … You're doing a mistake right now.”
HIlaria Baldwin said that she and her husband “feel safe, relieved and happy to move forward.”
“Now that it's finally over, we feel safe, relieved and happy to move forward,” Baldwin said in a statement. “We're grateful to assistant district attorney Zachary Stendig, the judge and everyone who supported us and helped provide us with peace of mind.”
While testifying during the trial, the “30 Rock” star called Sabourin “dangerous,” breaking into tears and describing how Sabourin had marred the day he became engaged to Hilaria by showing up at his home, according to Reuters.
Hilaria Baldwin further testified that Sabourin had hounded her on Twitter while Baldwin was pregnant with the couple's daughter.