Sunday 22 October 2017

Baldwin to testify in stalker case

FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Baldwin is expected to testify Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Genevieve Sabourins (ZHAHN'-vee-ehv sah-boor-EHN') trial in New York City. Prosecutors say she bombarded the actor with messages professing her love and showed up uninvited at his New York and Hamptons homes in 2012. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2013 file photo, Alec Baldwin arrives at the 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. Baldwin is expected to testify Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Genevieve Sabourins (ZHAHN'-vee-ehv sah-boor-EHN') trial in New York City. Prosecutors say she bombarded the actor with messages professing her love and showed up uninvited at his New York and Hamptons homes in 2012. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Alec Baldwin probably is not relishing his latest role - a courtroom confrontation with a Canadian actress charged with stalking him.

The actor is expected to give evidence in Genevieve Sabourin's trial in New York City today.

Prosecutors say she bombarded Baldwin with messages professing her love and turned up uninvited at his New York and Hamptons homes in 2012.

Baldwin told police that he has had dinner with her but that their relationship was purely professional.

She says they had a 2010 tryst and a two-way exchange of emails. Her lawyer says she was not stalking the 30 Rock star - just seeking "closure" after he stopped talking to her.

Baldwin's wife, Hilaria, is also expected to testify.

Baldwin's spokesman has declined to comment on the trial.

AP

Press Association

Editors Choice

Also in World News