Borat sequel hit with lawsuit before its even been released
Are we even surprised by this news at all?
Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to controversy, and he has had his fair share of legal battles throughout his lengthy career.
And he has been hit with yet another lawsuit in the leadup to Borat 2 (also known as Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan).
The estate of a Holocaust survivor has filed a lawsuit against the creators of Borat after the team allegedly informed her they were filming was for a documentary, not a comedy movie.
TMZ has reported the estate is demanding the scenes are removed from the film ahead of its release.
The estate said that Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans (who has since passed away) traveled to Atlanta with a friend to be interviewed by Cohen, and at no point was she told it was a comedy shoot. When she found out, she was reportedly "horrified and upset".
It is alleged that producers told Evans that the movie was going to focus on Jewish culture.
Earlier reports from those close to the production of the movie stated that Sacha Baron Cohen had to wear a bulletproof vest for two days of shooting, and that his undercover filming put him in genuine danger.
The movie will be available to watch on Amazon Prime on 23 October.