Rudy Giuliani says allegations he was inappropriate in front of a woman in Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming film are false.
The encounter between President Donald Trump’s personal attorney and an actor posing as a broadcast journalist took place following an interview for a fake conservative news program between them. The two entered the hotel room, which was bugged with multiple hidden cameras, at her suggestion, The Guardian reported.
Giuliani denied Wednesday evening that any indiscretion occurred.
“The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment,” he 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.”
(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
Mother Jones’s Ben Dreyfuss tweeted that Giuliani’s reach into his pants was not sexual, but that the lawyer meant to tuck his shirt in after it had been loosened.
“I have now seen the scene with Rudy Giuliani,” Dreyfuss tweeted. “He does not have his hands down his pants in a sexual way. He is tucking his shirt back in after she unticks it removing his mic.”
I have now seen the scene with Rudy Giuliani and though it is creepy for other reasons it is being described on twitter in a false way. He does not have his hand down his pants in a sexual way. He is tucking his shirt back in after she untucks it removing his mic.
— Ben Dreyfuss (@bendreyfuss) October 21, 2020
Giuliani originally reported the incident to the New York police in July, saying that “this guy comes running in, wearing what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” according to The New York Post. (RELATED: Giuliani Made A Number Of Claims During His Daily Caller Interview. Here’s Where They Stand)
“This person comes in yelling or screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away,” he said.
Here’s a still from Borat’s Giuliani scene. You can thank me later. pic.twitter.com/0gJvLeSrds
— Nikora (@MoaVideos) October 21, 2020
The video also shows Giuliani acting in a flirtatious way towards Maria Bakalova, 24, who plays Borat’s daughter in the movie and is disguised as a journalist during the encounter. Giuliani seemingly believed that he was being courted and that the encounter was consensual, according to The Guardian.
Cohen is known for luring influential people into precarious and embarrassing situations, most notably in “Borat” and in his Showtime series “Who is America?”
“I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen,” Giuliani told the NYPD. “I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”
Representatives for Giuliani did not immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.
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