Sasha Baron Cohen’s titular character Borat, came to the mocking defense of former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, after he was set up in a stunt for the sequel.
In July, the former mayor believed he was participating in an interview at the Mark Hotel in NYC about the Trump administration’s coronavirus response, when Cohen, in character as Borat, burst into the hotel room wearing pink lingerie. Giuliani called the police and Cohen fled down the street.
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm was released Friday on Amazon Prime. The film features a scene where Giuliani goes into a hotel bedroom with a journalist, played by 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova, who also portrays Borat’s 15-year-old daughter.
After fielding a few easy questions, the interview ends and Giuliani goes into a bedroom with Bakalova, presumably to remove their microphones. The former mayor sits down on the bed as Bakalova pulls up his shirt to remove his mic pack and wires, then he lays back to tuck his shirt in.
Borat bursts into the room exclaiming, “She’s 15, she’s too old for you.” Giuliani hops off the bed and is confronted with cross-dressing Cohen wearing women’s lingerie. Giuliani asks him “why are you dressed like this,” before quickly exiting the room.
In a series of tweets, Giuliani said the video “is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.”
“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.”
(1) The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.
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.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 21, 2020
In a promotional video on Twitter, ‘Borat’ mockingly defended Giuliani. “I here to defend America’s mayor Rudolph Giuliani,” Borat responds. “What was an innocent sexy time encounter with a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by fake news media.”
The rest of the video can be seen here:
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM BORAT SAGDIYEV pic.twitter.com/vM92Lam5vV
— Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) October 23, 2020