Alleged stalker grapples with spotlight

Alec Baldwin's alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin, left, is escorted from the 20th Precinct in...

Alec Baldwin's alleged stalker Genevieve Sabourin, left, is escorted from the 20th Precinct in Manhattan on Monday, April 9, 2012. (Byron Smith/QMI Agency)

Marie-Joelle Parent, QMI Agency

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NEW YORK -- Genevieve Sabourin said she has been inundated with interview requests and messages of support over the last week.

“I can't read all of the messages, my Facebook account is full and my phone rings every five to 10 minutes,” she said in an exclusive interview with QMI Agency.

Sabourin is aware of the massive interest the media has with her story.

“I haven't read everything because I couldn't handle it emotionally,” she said. “But I watch the mainstream media and have read a few articles suggested by my friends.”

Sabourin, 40, was arrested April 8 in New York after the Alec Baldwin filed a complaint against her. She faces five charges, including harassment and stalking.

The two met about 10 years ago on the set of The Adventures of Pluto Nash.

She wants to fix impression that some had based on photos of her leaving court. She said she wasn't smiling while handcuffed.

“I had two injuries to my shoulder and wrist following a car accident last Dec. 22,” she said. “If you look closely at the photo, I'm biting my lips. I was in pain.”

Sabourin said she needs physiotherapy three times a week, which is impossible right now.

Sabourin still hasn't seen her mother because she fears her mom will be followed all the way to where she is staying.

“My mom is constantly followed by journalists, they followed her to the IGA and the bank,” she said. “I don't want to drag her from hotel to hotel at 67 years old.”

Sabourin said she is counting on the support of her friends and dog, Charlie.

“My friends are in touch 24-7,” she said. “I've had several offers of a places to stay. I may not be a well-known actress in the public, but well enough in arts circles in Quebec."

Despite the scandal, Sabourin said she still likes New York.

“Even after all I've gone through, it remains the place of my dreams,” she said. “I have a lot of friends in New York. I've been coming for 15 years, at least 10 times per year. I've always wanted to move to New York."

That is, in fact, what she had been planning to do and said she sold her house in September so she could make the move.

She said she had started looking for an apartment in the city and was looking into getting an actor's visa. 


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