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Sacha Baron Cohen Donates $100,000 To Borat 2 Star Jeanise Jones

Sacha Baron Cohen Donates $100,000 To Borat 2 Star Jeanise Jones

Sacha Baron Cohen has donated $100,000 (£78,482) to Jeanise Jones, the babysitter who stole hearts in the new Borat 2 movie.

Jones became an unlikely breakout star of the film, which was released last week, when she featured as a 'babysitter' of Borat's daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova).

Jones believed she was taking part in a documentary about child brides, having been under the impressed that Tutar was a real 15-year-old in danger of being married off to an older man.

Many viewers referred to Jones as 'the true star of Borat' and the 'real MVP' on social media, with one writing: "Jeanise Jones is a true American hero."

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Jones - who is currently unemployed due to the pandemic - is also a huge hit in her home town, where her pastor started a GoFundMe campaign to help her out. So far, he's managed to raise more than $140,000 (£108,353) for her.

Pastor Derrick Scobey wrote: "We have been praying for the young lady in the movie because we all genuinely thought she was in trouble.

"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."

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Credit: GoFundMe
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Saying Jones' sage words to Tutar were 'not scripted' and that it 'all came from the heart', Scobey explained she had been worried about Tutar 'for a year' before the movie came out.

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He continued: "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!"

According to People, now Baron Cohen has reached into his pockets and added a whopping $100,000 into the pot.

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At Jones' request, the money will be distributed by the Ebenezer Baptist Church and has been earmarked for shelter, food and any other needs of the local community - which is currently struggling with ice storms and power outages.

Credit: Amazon Studios
Credit: Amazon Studios

Speaking to People, Scobey said of the generous donation: "I was blown away but not surprised because I was told about what type of heart this man has.

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"Maybe it's a little risqué, some of the things in the movie, but he has a good heart."

Scobey continued: "While all these people around the world are loving how she's the moral compass of the movie, she's sitting here serving people in the dark and in the cold.

"This is who we are. This is what we do for our community, and we love our community."

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, Borat

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