A Canadian actress accused of stalking Alec Baldwin insists she had a "legitimate reason" for contacting the actor.
Genevieve Sabourin appeared in court in New York yesterday (14 May) for a hearing relating to aggravated harassment and stalking charges and despite a judge ordering a protection order banning her from having any contact with the actor be extended for two months, she insisted she thinks the "misunderstanding" will soon be resolved.
The 40-year-old actress — who has been accused of allegedly turning up to the 30 Rock star's home, approaching him at an event he hosted and sending him a series of emails demanding they marry and have children — said: "I'm confident with my lawyer we are going to solve this misunderstanding."
Her attorney Maurice Sercarz added: "My client didn't harass anyone or stalk anyone. As you can see, she's young and attractive and a very talented actress involved in the film industry for a very long time and that's her side of the story.
"I'm not here to cast aspersions on Mr Baldwin. There was a legitimate purpose. The facts will emerge in due time and there is much more to the story."
Baldwin — who is engaged to yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas — first met Sabourin on the set of 2002 movie The Adventures of Pluto Nash, in which he had an uncredited cameo.
He admits to having had dinner with her in 2010 to offer some career advice but claims he then received "a series of annoying and unsolicited communications" from her that continued until she was taken into custody last month.
Sabourin must return to court on 14 July.