BORAT star Sacha Baron Cohen responded to Rudy Giuliani and urged people to “make their own mind up” about the former New York City mayor's appearance in the film.
Giuliani believes he did nothing inappropriate despite getting caught with his hands down his pants inside a hotel room with a supposed 15-year-old in the film.
What did Sacha Baron Cohen say about Rudy Giuliani?
Sacha Baron Cohen, 49, appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Monday to discuss Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
In the film, Giuliani and 24-year-old Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, who portrays Borat's 15-year-old daughter, are seen inside a hotel bedroom having whiskey at her request.
In the clip, they are seen toasting after completing what the ex-mayor believed to be a real interview about the coronavirus pandemic.
Giuliani appears to put his hand down his pants as they are unbuttoned and slightly undone while being aware that Bakalova is under age.
When asked about the ex-mayor’s behavior Baron Cohen said: “Well, he said that he did nothing inappropriate and, you know, my feeling is, if he sees that as appropriate, then heaven knows what he’s intended to do with other women in hotel rooms with a glass of whiskey in his hand.”
“I mean, I don’t want to ruin the movie for anyone, so I would just say, see it and make your own mind up," he added.
Giuliani thought he was alone in the room with Bakalova but there were hidden cameras all around and right when he thought things would escalate, Borat appears from inside a wardrobe and interrupts.
What did Giuliani say?
Giuliani tweeted last week that the video is a sham and called Baron Cohen a “stone-cold liar” for claiming he was behaving inappropriately.
"The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment," Giuliani tweeted.
"At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar."
He was also asked about his role in the film by Fox Business host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, who said she felt “grossed out” by his behavior in the film.
"I have a 15-year-old daughter, I watched that, I was kinda grossed out by it," she said.
"Do you regret your interaction in the Borat movie?" Kennedy added.
Giuliani replied: "Now that's a stupid question, isn't it? Whether you believe it or not, I was tucking my shirt in. He made it appear as if it was something different."
The ex-mayor has consistently claimed that he was only tucking his shirt in and denies any wrongdoing on his part.
Where can I watch Borat’s sequel?
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan was released October 23 on Amazon Prime Video.
Only those with an Amazon Prime subscription can watch the movie for free on the platform.
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