Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by a British woman who claims he called her a ‘b****’ and a ‘minger’ in an Ali G sketch.
The comedian also falsely said he got her pregnant as he interviewed novelist Gore Vidal for a show broadcast in 2004, the woman’s lawsuit alleges.
She says she met the star 20 years ago on a trip to Israel with Jewish youth group Habonim, but that they never engaged in any sexual activity and ‘over time they went their separate ways’.
But in August 2004 friends told her they had heard her name mentioned by the Ali G character, who allegedly said: ‘Me used to go out with this b**** called Heddi Cundle’.
The suit, filed in Los Angeles this month, accused Sacha of saying the woman was a ‘minger’ and that ‘once me got her pregnant me said all right, laters, that is it’.
“None of the statements made by Baron Cohen are true,” the complaint, which seeks unspecified damages, says.
The unnamed plaintiff is suing Sacha, US network HBO and Da Ali G Show for libel, slander, invasion of privacy, fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and negligent infliction of emotional distress.
She claims HBO agreed to edit her name out when the clip was shown in future but that full versions appeared on YouTube and on Finnish TV.