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After serving only six months out of a seven-month sentence, a French-Canadian actress convicted of stalking Alec Baldwin has been freed from prison.
Genevieve Sabourin walked out from Riker’s Island last Friday on March 28. Todd Spodek, her attorney, said that the actress is ready to put everything behind and go on with her life.

Sabourin and Alec Baldwin, the object of her extreme affection, first met over dinner back in 2010. Since then, Sabourin repeatedly followed the actor and left messages on both his email and cellular phone. The actor was not the only one affected; his wife, Hilaria, became the object of Sabourin’s threats and harassment.

This was enough to convince Baldwin to file a case against the actress, charging her with about two dozen cases of stalking and harassment. The trial was noted for its twist and turns. As the case was being heard, Sabourin had repeatedly tried to come in contact with the prosecutor, Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr., to the point of harassing the lawyer. The actress was also noted for her frequent outbursts and interruptions in almost every hearing.

Sabourin was eventually offered a deal that would have left her record clean. In return, she was required to seek psychotherapy and was forbidden to enter a 10-block radius from Baldwin and his wife. She rejected that proposal, stating that it essentially barred her from entering New York, leaving her without work.
The trial finally ended with a 180 day sentence behind bars. She was also handed a 30-day detention for charges of contempt of court.

Her release from prison came with the condition that she is to stay away from Alec Baldwin and his family.

Karen is a Toronto based writer, and has been writing full-time for eCanadaNow since May of 2011, covering many topics including politics and world issues. Prior to her work writing and editing for eCanadaNow, she worked as a freelance journalist. You can email Karen at [Karene at ecanadanow.com]

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