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Borat 2 Viewers Are Donating Money To Compensate 'Betrayed' Babysitter Jeanise Jones

Borat 2 Viewers Are Donating Money To Compensate 'Betrayed' Babysitter Jeanise Jones

Borat 2 fans are donating money after learning that babysitter Jeanise Jones felt 'betrayed' following her role in the film.

In the movie - which was released last week - Jones 'plays' a babysitter, hired to look after Borat's daughter Tutar (played by Maria Bakalova).

Ms Jones, 62, says she was led to believe she was taking part in a real documentary after a production team approached Pastor Derrick Scobey at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Oklahoma City.

In the film, Jeanise believes that Tutar is going to be married off and tells her that she shouldn't have plastic surgery to get married, encourages her to 'be happy' and tells her to 'use your brain, because your daddy is a liar'.

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Credit: Amazon Video Prime
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A GoFundMe page has now been set up for Jeanise by Pastor Scobey, who explains that Jones is a mother of three and a grandmother of six who is a 'faithful church member'.

The donations have reached over $40,000 (£30,650) after it was revealed she was reportedly paid around $3,600 (£2,700) for her part in the film which has drawn in 'tens of millions' of viewers during the opening weekend alone.

Pastor Scobey goes on to outline: "She recently emerged as the 'STAR' in the new Borat movie. She was recruited from our church the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Oklahoma City after Producers spoke to me about needing a 'Black Grandmother' for a small role in a 'documentary'.

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"Jeanise emerged as that person and she was completely unaware that this was a comedy, and all of this was made up. We have been praying for the young lady in the movie because we all genuinely thought she was in trouble.

Jeanise Jones. Credit: GoFundMe
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"The joke is on us/Jeanise and that's no problem. Many of you have reached from around the world to say thank you, so I thought it would be great to give people a vehicle to say thank you in a tangible way, She wasn't paid much money at all for her role in this movie.

"This was not scripted for Jeanise. It all came from the heart. She is one of the most authentic people I've ever met. One good thing that has come from this is that Jeanise doesn't have to worry about 'Tutar' anymore. She has WORRIED about this young lady for a year.

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"The movie was scheduled to come out in November, but because of Covid and a rush to release the movie before the election, this movie was released on Amazon instead of theaters.

"Please consider saying thank you to Jeanise with a tangible gift. She's unemployed right now due to Covid. Previously, she worked on a job for 32 years! She's faithful! 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.

"I would be remiss if I didn't thank Sacha Cohen Baron and Monica Levinson (Producer) for casting Jeanise in this movie."

You can donate to the fundraiser here.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Borat

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