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Actress convicted of stalking Alec Baldwin

Thursday, November 14, 2013
FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2012 file photo, Genevieve Sabourin appears in New York state Supreme Court in New York, accused of stalking actor Alec Baldwin. The Canadian actress has been locked up again. New York City police detectives arrested Sabourin on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 after she apparently violated a restraining order. A judge had ordered Sabourin to stay away from Baldwin following her arrest earlier this year on harassment charges. Recent news reports said she had been tweeting angry comments about the 30 Rock stars new wife. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

FILE - In this Thursday, July 26, 2012 file photo, Genevieve Sabourin appears in New York state Supreme Court in New York, accused of stalking actor Alec Baldwin. The Canadian actress has been locked up again. New York City police detectives arrested Sabourin on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012 after she apparently violated a restraining order. A judge had ordered Sabourin to stay away from Baldwin following her arrest earlier this year on harassment charges. Recent news reports said she had been tweeting angry comments about the "30 Rock" star's new wife. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (AP Photo)

A Canadian actress has been convicted of stalking Alec Baldwin in New York City.

A Manhattan judge issued the verdict Thursday, finding Genevieve Sabourin guilty of stalking, attempted aggravated harassment, harassment and attempted contempt of court.

At the trial, Baldwin had testified that the actress had turned his life into a nightmare after they met once for dinner. The actor says she besieged him with unwanted phone calls and emails and started showing up at his homes and at public events.

In his summation to the judge, defense lawyer Todd Spodek said Sabourin had a legitimate, brief romance with Baldwin. He complained that Baldwin was using the court system to "sort out his relationships."

The judge sentenced Sabourin to six months in jail. That's on top of 30 days she already received for disrupting court proceedings.

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