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Borat 2 Babysitter Talks About Her Experiences After GoFundMe Raises $50,000

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Borat 2 Babysitter Talks About Her Experiences After GoFundMe Raises $50,000

Of all the people to 'star' in the latest Borat movie, few have emerged with too much credit afterwards.

However, one of the folks who has come through unscathed is Jeanise Jones, and she's now spoken out about her experiences in Sacha Baron Cohen's satirical mockumentary.

The 62-year-old was hired by the fictional Kazakh journalist to babysit his daughter Tutar, played by Maria Bakalova.

The scenes have proven extremely popular, with many people chiming in to say that Jones' genuine concern and welcoming manner provide a welcome counterpoint to the many horrible views that are exposed by the film.

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Credit: Amazon Studios
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After she lost her job because of the pandemic, online well-wishers raised $50,000 (£38,000) to help her out, she's opened up about her time in the film, as well as what she's made of her unexpected fame.

Speaking about her assignment earlier this week, she told the New York Post: "I'm feeling like she's from the Third World and that kind of stuff does happen where they sell women. I'm thinking this is for real so I felt kind of betrayed by it.

"They told me it was a documentary for this young lady to understand she has rights and can do whatever a man can do.

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"I was just kind of shocked that it was that kind of movie."

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Credit: Amazon Studios

However, Jones now doesn't feel 'betrayed' was the right word, just that she could have done a bit more research before agreeing to it.

She told Variety: "What I said was that I didn't know it was a movie or an R-rated movie.

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"I'm not ever going to say I was betrayed because it was partially my fault that I didn't read the contracts.

"I'll take my responsibility on that."

She continued: "I can't say it was fair because they knew it was going to be a movie, and I didn't.

"I just thought I was doing a documentary about how we do things in America. But I blame myself for not reading when I signed those papers."

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Her good deeds haven't gone unnoticed, and the people have been donating to her fundraiser to show their support during this troubled period.

On the GoFundMe page, Jones' pastor Derrick Scobey wrote: "She is one of the most authentic people I've ever met.

"Please consider giving a contribution to simply to say thank you to Jeanise for being 'a moral compass and a light shining in darkness' in this movie."

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With regards to the stars of the film, Jones said she'd love to give Bakalova a hug because she's 'glad to know she's not really in that situation'.

As for Cohen, she added: "It wasn't real, so I would shake his hand and say, 'You got me.'"

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