Accused Baldwin stalker 'scared'

Genevieve Sabourin, who is accused of stalking Alec Baldwin, is in hiding with her dog Charlie....

Genevieve Sabourin, who is accused of stalking Alec Baldwin, is in hiding with her dog Charlie. (Marie-Joelle Parent, QMI Agency)

Marie-Joelle Parent, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:48 PM ET

NEW YORK -- Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin has spoken out for the first time since her arrest for harassing American actor Alec Baldwin.

 

“I have agreed to speak because I want people to understand my current situation,” said the accused 30 Rock star stalker. “I feel like I’m still in prison, I feel like a fugitive, like a hunted animal.

“It’s inhuman and unbearable what I’m living,” continued the comedienne during a phone interview Sunday. “I have no intention to speak about the case. I want justice to run its course, I don't want to interfere.”

Sabourin prefers not to reveal where she is now, but she confirmed that she has not seen anyone since being released -- no family, no friends.

Sabourin, 40, was arrested April 8 in New York following a complaint filed by Baldwin, whom she met a decade ago on the set of The Adventures of Pluto Nash. She faces five charges, including two for second-degree aggravated harassment.

As soon as she was released last Monday after being detained 27 hours, the actress fled alone in her car, stopping at a Best Western in Nyack, N.Y., north of Manhattan, where she spent the week.

“I was paralyzed the first days,” she said. “When fatigue took over, the tears came. They are tears of despair, especially when you don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel because the machine is too big.”

She said she is hiding out of fear of being found by the American media.

“I’m on the run, I’m scared,” she said. “I pay for everything in cash so I don’t leave a trace. Imagine if the press finds me while I'm moving? I don’t want to become Lady Diana on the road.”

Her luggage is always ready, next to the door.

“As soon as I hear a noise, I’m on alert, ready to go again,” she said. “I can’t sleep at night.

She doesn't go outside much, either.

“I don’t see the light of day,” Sabourin said. “I eat at drive-thrus and I put on a hat and glasses when I go out.”

Sabourin said she was recognized at a gas station two days ago.

“People started taking my picture with their cell cameras,” she said.

It was her New York legal aid lawyer, Julie Anne Sender, who suggested Sabourin remain in the United States until her next court appearance on May 14.

Because she was arrested and jailed, she runs the risk of not being allowed back into the country if she crosses the border.

In the meantime, she said she hasn’t begun to prepare her defense.

“My American lawyer is on vacation and is back in the office on May 8, a week before the next appearance, and I can’t go to Montreal to meet a Canadian lawyer. Nobody is helping me from a legal standpoint right now.”

After a trip to Rome to promote the new Woody Allen movie in which he stars, Baldwin is scheduled to give a speech on Monday night in Washington during the 25th Annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy.

Meanwhile, Sabourin doesn’t know what’s going to happen next.

“I have no idea what will happen in the next hour, I don’t feel like I’m in control of my life. It’s like a tsunami right now.”

 

 


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