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Monday
Feb182013

Alec Baldwin's Yoga Instructor-Wife, Hilaria Thomas, Faces Lawsuit

Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin's wife, popular New York City yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas, is being sued by a former student who alleges that overcrowding during one of her classes caused him to suffer serious injury.

Spencer Wolff, 32, alleges in the complaint that Thomas' Jan. 15 class at Yoga Vida was so crowded that he was forced to take a spot near a window. Wolff's attorney, Paul Weitz, told ABC News that while trying to dismount from a handstand, his client "lost his balance and his leg went through the window."

"Honestly, he severed his leg really severely," Weitz said. "The muscle in his calf is seriously injured to the point where he really cannot use his ankle at all."

Weitz said Wolff, a fourth-year Ph.D. student in Yale's Comparative Literature Department, who also holds degrees from Harvard College, Columbia Law School and Paris' Sorbonne, "has what's known as a dropped foot."

While he could not specify an amount, Weitz said Wolff is seeking "a substantial amount of damages."

"He can't flex his ankle, nor can he move it from side to side," Weitz said.

"He shouldn't have been instructed to do it at this close proximity to the window, certainly with the amount of people in the room," Weitz said. "You would think they would anticipate that not everybody's going to be doing the exercise perfectly every time."

 

The suit, which was filed Feb. 15 in Manhattan Supreme Court, names Thomas, as well as Yoga Vida and 99 University Corp., which owns the building where the Yoga Vida is located.

"We're not really sure at this time [the building] had a permit to even be conducting exercise classes at this kind of space," Weitz said.

A woman who answered the phone at 99 University Corp. told ABC News "we've not been served or filed."

Yoga Vida's owner, who employs Thomas as an instructor, has not responded to a request for comment.

The Baldwins' spokesman on Monday said, "It's unfortunate [Wolff] was injured but the only one that was responsible was him."

Weitz said Wolff is under the care of a doctor, but there is "a possibility he will need surgery in the future depending on how he heals."

"It's nothing personal, you know? Whoever the instructor was, they would have been named. She happens to be a famous person. But if this was Jane Smith, instructor – Jane Smith would have been named," Weitz said.

Meanwhile, Thomas' husband, actor Alec Baldwin, has responded on Twitter in defense of his wife.

"1 – the class was, IN NO WAY, 'dangerously crowded." 42 in a class w room for 70," he wrote Sunday.

Baldwin has also found himself in hot water with the New York Post. The paper reported the 30 Rock actor allegedly "called a black Post photographer a racial epithet" in New York's East Village Sunday morning.

Again, Baldwin took to Twitter to respond to the Post's allegations.

"Thank u 2 NYPD officers who came 2 my home 2day so that I could file a formal complaint against NY Post 'photographer' who assaulted me," he posted Sunday night.

"The claim of racist remarks is one of the most outrageous things I've heard in my life," Baldwin said on Monday through his spokesman.

Baldwin and Thomas recently announced they are expecting their first child.

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Wednesday
Jan302013

Are Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas Expecting a Baby?

Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- A rumor is circulating that Alec Baldwin and his wife Hilaria Thomas are expecting a baby.

A good friend of Thomas tells InTouch, “Hilaria has told only really close friends and family she is pregnant, only a close circle she trusts.”

The insider continues, “They are both so excited and Alec is so in love with her.”

Thomas, a yoga instructor, has been photographed recently with what appears to be a slight hint of a baby bump.

The friend tells the tabloid, “[Hilaria] has not said much to anyone as far as how far along she is,” adding, “She is so healthy and a yoga freak, so everyone could tell right away something was different.”

A rep for the couple has issued a two-part tweet regarding the InTouch report, neither confirming nor denying the rumor.

Rep Matthew Hiltzik tweeted, “Our response to baby speculation over the past 18 months has remained the same –when/if @abfalecbalwin and @Hilariabalwin have news they want to share, they will share it. Until then, we have no comment."

Baldwin and Thomas began dating in 2011 and tied the knot in June 2012.

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Tuesday
Nov272012

Accused Alec Baldwin Stalker Leaves New York City Court in Handcuffs

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas - Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- French-Canadian actress Genevieve Sabourin, accused of stalking Alec Baldwin, was handcuffed and removed from a New York City court following a hearing Tuesday.

Sabourin’s former attorney, Maurice Sercarz, told ABC News that Sabourin was called into court after he filed a request to withdraw as her attorney. When the hearing was over, Sabourin was rearrested and taken into custody.

Authorities did not tell Sabourin why she was under arrest, said Sercarz.

Sercarz said he filed a motion for withdrawal from the case in October. He said his client would not listen to his legal advice regarding a protective order, preventing her from contacting Baldwin and his wife, Hilaria Thomas. He said she also could not pay his legal fees.

Charged earlier with stalking and harassing the 30 Rock actor, Sabourin said the allegations that she sent countless emails to Baldwin about his then-fiancee had been damaging to her reputation, according to the New York Daily News.

“Alec Baldwin wife Hilaria REAL name:Hilary Hayward-Thomas.LIED wile call 911 on me w her false name.I’ll file 4felony,” Sabourin tweeted before her court appearance.

Sabourin was first arrested in April after sending frequent emails and texts to Baldwin. In the messages, Sabourin told Baldwin that she loved him and wanted to have his child, according to the New York Post.

Sercarz said Sabourin will be arraigned on new charges.

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Sunday
Jul012012

Alec Baldwin Weds Yoga Instructor Hilaria Thomas

Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Alec Baldwin wed yoga instructor Hilaria Thomas yesterday at downtown Manhattan’s St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral.

Thomas wore a silk magnolia trumpet Amsale gown with cap sleeves and a keyhole back neckline accented with crystal buttons, and her mother and Baldwin’s daughter from his marriage to Kim Basinger, Ireland Baldwin, also wore Amsale. Hilaria’s mother wore a navy jersey sheath gown with a cowl neckline and Ireland Baldwin wore a slate silk chiffon gown with a strapless neckline and a lightly pleated bodice.

The New York Post reported earlier this week that because the happy couple is wary of paparazzi — Baldwin scuffled with a New York Daily News photographer last week — they had yet to tell guests where the reception would take place. But a source close to Baldwin told ABCNews.com that’s nonsense.

“Everyone knows where to go,” the source said, adding that while Baldwin and Thomas didn’t send out traditional wedding invites, “the idea that they are not telling people” details “is just not true.”

If the couple is planning a honeymoon, it may have to wait. Thomas is scheduled to be back at her yoga studio on July 2, and Baldwin is set to host documentary film festival on July 6 in East Hampton.

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