|Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin leaves Manhattan Criminal Court after being arraigned in New York April 9, 2012. (REUTERS/Allison Joyce)
NYACK, N.Y. - Alec Baldwin's alleged Canadian stalker Genevieve Sabourin fled to a small hotel in Nyack, a town 45 minutes north of Manhattan, on Monday night to hide from the media storm she found herself at the centre of.
Sabourin, 40, was arrested Sunday night in New York after the 30 Rock star filed a complaint against her. The two met about 10 years ago on the set of The Adventures of Pluto Nash
She faces five charges, including harassment and stalking.
Right out of the courthouse after being detained for 27 hours, the Montreal actress took to the road alone and drove to a two-storey Best Western hotel close to Hwy. 87 north, where she spent the last week with her curtains closed.
She has refused to speak to the media since the scandal broke.
“She looked fine. Nothing seemed unusual. She went back and forth from her room to the restaurant. She extended daily her stay,” Donna, the manager of the establishment, told QMI Agency.
“She was not asking for room service. She didn't receive any phone calls, no visits. It didn't seem like she was hiding. It didn't look like she needed medical help. She looked like a sane-minded person.”
The hotel manager confirmed that Sabourin had stayed four nights in room 214, accompanied by her little dog, Charlie.
On Friday, the Quebec actress left her room with her dog without saying where she was going.
Hotel staff had no idea she was at the centre of a high-profile scandal.
Nobody knows where she is now, but sources say she will not likely return to Montreal because she has a court appearance on May 14 in New York.
"The chances that she would not be able to return to the United States (if she crossed the border) are very high” said Jean-Philippe Brunet, a Montreal immigration lawyer.
“From the moment a person has charges against her or a criminal record, a customs officer may refuse admission if he considers that person is a danger to society in general, especially considering all the media coverage that this story had. "
Sabourin has reportedly taken refuge in another motel closer to the Quebec border and her family. Her mother lives in Candiac.
Sabourin's lawyer could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, Baldwin and his fiancee, Hilaria Thomas, are in Rome to promote the new Woody Allen film To Rome With Love.
Baldwin published a photo of the smiling couple on his Twitter feed Saturday afternoon.