Rebel Wilson Gives Sacha Baron Cohen Update


Rebel Wilson Gives Sacha Baron Cohen Update

Rebel Wilson provided an update amid her calling out of Sacha Baron Cohen.

This weekend, Rebel wrote in a now-deleted Instagram post that “the asshole” to who she had dedicated a chapter of her upcoming memoir “is trying to threaten me. He’s hired a crisis PR manager and lawyers.”

She followed the statement by saying, “I will not be bullied or silenced by high-priced lawyers or PR crisis managers. The ‘asshole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.” Indeed, the two met while filming the 2016 movie The Brothers Grimsby, where Rebel played Sacha’s girlfriend.

A representative for Sacha subsequently issued a statement saying, “While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of The Brothers Grimsby.”

Earlier today, Rebel thanked “everyone who has sent gorgeous messages of support” as well as “those who shared with me their stories of this asshole!”

“Don’t worry, I won’t be bullied or threatened by this guy! And am working hard behind the scenes to make sure my book comes out,” she added, noting that Sacha was just the subject of one chapter, not her entire autobiography.

Rebel has been consistent about her experiences with Sacha, saying in an interview in 2014 that he encouraged her to perform a lewd sex act in front of her male costars. She further alleged that a “male star” who sexually harassed her had tried to “destroy” her career, and that she was later “threatened by one of the star’s representatives to be nice.”

BuzzFeed has reached out to representatives for Sacha Baron Cohen for comment.

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