Star of NBC’s “30 Rock” says network’s “Today” is among outlets that camped outside his apartment; NBC denies it
(Updates with NBC denying "Today" camped outside Baldwin's home; read the full story here.)
Alec Baldwin took to Twitter to accuse the New York Post, NBC's "Today" and other news outlets of stalking him to get an interview about a woman charged with stalking him.
Baldwin tweeted that crews from both organizations — and others — have been camped outside his Greenwich Village home in New York City. It is the same home where the Canadian woman, Genevieve Sabourin, appeared over the weekend, prompting him to call police.
A network insider denied "Today" had camped outside the actor's house, telling TheWrap that a crew had gone there for a live shot and spoke to him briefly.
But Baldwin had not heard that explanation when he began his series of tweets.
"Outside my apt, "journalists" from the Post camped out to talk to me about stalking," he wrote late Tuesday. "They camped out all day. Wait. Isn't that…….?"
Baldwin added Wednesday morning: "Outside my apt today, along side the other stalkers from the tabloid press, a crew that identified themselves as being with the Today Show. … I haven't appeared on the Today Show in many years. But did they have to camp outside my apt?"
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Baldwin, star of NBC's "30 Rock," tweeted repeatedly about his belief that the network's morning show was among the outlets that sent crews to his home. He finished one "Today" tweet with the hashtag, "#howthemightyhavefallen."
Sabourin, 40, was arraigned Monday in New York City on charges including aggravated harassment and stalking after appearing outside his home and allegedly sending e-mails and messages.
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The New York Post has reported that Baldwin and the woman had dinner twice last year. The paper cited a law enforcement source who said Sabourin claimed a sexual relationship with Baldwin, but Baldwin said the dinners were “strictly professional” and denied any “physical relationship.”
The denial didn't stop Post columnist Andrea Peyser from speculating that Baldwin's next marriage could be doomed. He is engaged to 28-year-old yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas.
"Here was a poor, misunderstood schlemiel just trying to help the career of a woman so clearly smitten with him. Baldwin had no choice. He had to wine and dine Sanbourin. Platonically, of course!" she wrote.
Baldwin fired back on Twitter: "You won't find a writer more casual with the truth in all of journalism than Andrea Peyser…."
That spawned another, bizarre column from Peyser, in which she called Baldwin, "My love. My soul mate. My supersized forbidden fruit!" and accused him of being fixated on her.
Baldwin tweeted in response: "This just in: Andrea Peyser is joining the cast of the Today Show."