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Alec Baldwin, stalker suspect Genevieve Sabourin dined in 2010

April 10, 2012 |  3:02 pm

Alec Baldwin

Genevieve Sabourin, the Canadian woman accused of aggravated stalking and harassing Alec Baldwin, was arraigned Monday in New York City, and Baldwin on Tuesday had something to say regarding recent events.

"Isn't it odd when an accused stalker is in handcuffs," the "30 Rock" actor wrote on Twitter, "being taken away by the cops, yet smiles for the cameras?"

Between March 31 and her arrest Sunday, Sabourin, 40, tried to contact Baldwin in person at least three times, police said, at his homes in the Hamptons and Greenwich Village on the weekends and at an event during the week.

Emerging Monday via the New York Post was the interesting tidbit that she and Baldwin, 54, actually had dinner two years ago, something sources close to the actor said was "strictly professional." Though Sabourin claimed the relationship was mutual and sexual, Baldwin told police there was no physical relationship, according to the Post.

"They met. They had dinner. They had a mutual relationship, with texts, emails going in both directions," Sabourin's attorney said Monday in court.

Among those emails, according to a court filing, was one saying, "Please Alec come and pick me up now. I am less than 10 min away from you tonight. Say I do to me." She referred to him as her "husband" in another that asked him to help her start a new life in her new country, with a new name.

The two met in 2002 on "The Adventures of Pluto Nash," which saw Baldwin in an uncredited cameo and Sabourin as a unit publicist, but according to an E! News source there was nothing between them until a friend asked him to give her some advice in 2010. Sabourin has a handful of minor acting credits to her name, according to IMDb.

She told her family she was headed to New York for two or three weeks to jump-start her career, her brother told the Post. "“I never, never, never imagined this," Frederick Sabourin said. "She’s not a freak.”

Also Tuesday, in case anyone wasn't clear about Baldwin being uninterested in the attentions of anyone other than 28-year-old Hilaria Thomas, he tagged his new fiancee in a tweet that read, "I am lucky and grateful in my life now, no matter what the motivations of certain others."

The couple, who live together, announced their engagement April 2. Sabourin was released without bail Monday and hit with a restraining order that prevents her from seeing, texting or emailing Baldwin.


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— Christie D'Zurilla
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Photo: Alec Baldwin in March. Credit: Jamie McCarthy / Getty Images.