Rebel Wilson makes X-rated claims against Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen as memoir pages revealed

Caleb Runciman
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Rebel Wilson reportedly claims Borat actor Sascha Baren Cohen asked her get “naked” while filming The Brothers Grimsby as excerpts from her book are released.
Rebel Wilson reportedly claims Borat actor Sascha Baren Cohen asked her get “naked” while filming The Brothers Grimsby as excerpts from her book are released. Credit: Supplied

Rebel Wilson claims she felt “scared” when Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen allegedly asked her to get “naked” while filming The Brothers Grimsby as an excerpt from her book is released.

Sacha Baron Cohen (SBC) has refuted claims from Rebel Wilson this week after she labelled him an “a...hole” in her new book.

“While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence,” Cohen’s spokesperson said in a statement on Monday night.

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“Including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of The Brothers Grimsby.”

Now fresh allegations from Wilson have emerged after pages from her Rebel Rising: A Memoir was obtained by media outlet People.

“It felt like every time I’d speak to SBC, he’d mention that he wanted me to go naked in a future scene. I was like, ‘Ha, I don’t do nudity, Sacha’,” Wilson reportedly says in the memoir.

“SBC summons me via a production assistant, saying that I’m needed to film an additional scene. ‘Okay, well, we’re gonna film this extra scene’, SBC says.”

“Then he pulls his pants down ... SBC says very matter-of-factly: ‘Okay, now I want you to stick your finger up my ass.’ And I’m like, ‘What?? ... No!!’”

Wilson then reportedly said she was “scared” following the alleged incident.

“I was now scared. I wanted to get out of there, so I finally compromised: I slapped him on the ass and improvised a few lines as the character,” she says.

The revelations come after Wilson claimed she was working with a “massive a...hole” in the Hollywood industry.

“I wrote about an a...hole in my book,” she told Instagram followers. “Now, said a....... is trying to threaten me. He’s hired a crisis PR manager and lawyers.

“He is trying to stop the press from coming out about my book. But the book WILL come out, and you will all know the truth.”

In an Instagram video shared on March 15, Wilson revealed that she has dedicated a chapter in her book to the ‘massive a...hole’ she worked with in Hollywood.

The Pitch Perfect star also claimed she would eventually name the male colleague, whose alleged behaviour prompted her to adopt a “no a...holes policy” on set.

Taking to Instagram on Sunday, she wrote: “I will not be silenced by high-priced lawyers or PR crisis managers. The a****** I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is Sacha Baron Cohen.”

Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen as a married couple in Grimsby
Cohen portrays reformed football hooligan Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby, who is forced to go on the run with his brother — a suave secret agent played by Kingsman star Strong. Credit: Supplied

Cohen, 52 — best known for his comedy creations Ali G and Borat — starred alongside Wilson in the 2016 action-comedy Grimsby.

Wilson and Cohen acted alongside Mark Strong, Gabourey Sidibe and Isla Fisher — Cohen’s wife of 14 years.

Cohen portrays reformed football hooligan Norman ‘Nobby’ Grimsby, who is forced to go on the run with his brother — a suave secret agent played by Kingsman star Strong.

Wilson plays his on-screen love interest, Dawn, with whom he shares 11 children, while Cohen’s real-life love, and fellow Australian actor, Fisher, plays Jodie Figgs. The comedy was lambasted by critics, and it currently holds a 34 per cent rotten rating from the most prestigious reviewers surveyed by Rotten Tomatoes.

Speaking in 2016, Cohen opened up about casting Wilson as his love interest in the comedy instead of wife and co-star Fisher.

While appearing on Network 10’s The Project, he joked that his decision to cast the funny woman was simply because “there’s problems at home”.

“The studio is putting a lot of pressure on Rebel to have the child to coincide with the release of the movie,” he joked.

“I think it is unfair because she is only five months in.”

In 2015, Wilson told news.com.au that filming sex scenes with Baron-Cohen was “disgusting”.

“I had a sex scene with Sacha Baron Cohen, and it was just the most disgusting thing ever.”

Wilson’s memoir is due out on April 2.

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