Makers Of Borat Being Sued By The Estate Of Late Holocaust Survivor
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The creators of the new Borat movie are being sued by the estate of a late Holocaust survivor who is reportedly set to appear in the film, as they claim she believed she was being interviewed for a documentary.
Judith Dim Evans had been approached in January to talk about the Holocaust for the forthcoming movie, according to legal documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Evans, who died this summer, thought the film was of a serious nature.
Her estate claims in the documents that she was 'horrified and upset' after learning it was 'actually a comedy intended to mock the Holocaust and Jewish culture'.
The lawsuit was brought against Amazon Prime and Oak Springs Productions by Evans' daughter Michelle Dim St Pierre, who is now requesting that her mother's scenes are removed from the film.
The documents said: "Had Ms Evans been informed about the true nature of the film and purpose for the interview, she would not have agreed to participate in the interview."
Evans' estate is also seeking damages of less than $75,000 (£57,000).
The new Borat film is the sequel to the 2006 mockumentary, which saw Sacha Baron Cohen star as the titular Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious Kazakh journalist who travels through America to find out about what life is like in the States.
Its follow-up, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, is due to hit Amazon Prime on 23 October, its trailer having dropped earlier this month.
While we don't know much by way of narrative, we do know that our hapless hero is due to return to the USA to see how things have been going since he last visited, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 elections set o be explored.
The sequel finds Borat under the impression that he has become a successful movie star, given his newfound fame in the wake of the first film.
The Kazakh journalist responds to this by attempting to disguise himself from the public, even going so far as to conduct interviews incognito.
It's understood that US President Donald Trump and deceased paedophile Jeffrey Epstein will be targeted in the film.
LADbible has contacted Amazon Prime for comment.