Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is defending himself from claims he fell for a “honeytrap,” after video emerged showing an awkward encounter between Giuliani and a young woman in the new Borat movie.
Although some viewers have claimed the video shows Giuliani putting his hand down his pants, he claims that he was tucking in his shirt.
The woman in the scene is an actress who was pretending to be a conservative journalist. Although Giuliani, 76, was tricked into meeting with the actress through the prism of a fake interview, he held her hand and complimented her looks, as well as asking for her phone number and address. During the scene in question, Borat actor Sacha Baron Cohen enters in character and claims the woman is 15. She is not underage, however. The actress, Maria Bakalova, is actually 24 years old.
The scene is contained in a sequel to the film Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. The sequel is called Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan. Here’s where you can find it online.
Here’s what you need to know:
Giuliani Called the Borat Scene a ‘Complete Fabrication’
(1) The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment.
At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) October 21, 2020
Giuliani launched a defense on his Twitter page. “The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment,” he wrote. “At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”
In fact, the NY Post today reports ‘it looks to me like an exaggeration through editing.’ As soon as I realized it was a set up I called the police, which has been noted in THR article on July 8th. This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family. Deadline Hollywood reports CAA had a distribution screening in September where there was no mention of the scene holding any importance. We are preparing much bigger dumps off of the hard drive from hell, of which Joe Biden will be unable to defend or hide from. I have the receipts.
Some people on Twitter defended Giuliani, with one writing, “Rudy is single. The woman is single. She invited him to her room. I don’t see the issue?”
However, others mocked Giuliani’s comments, and memes flew on Twitter.
Did you mean tugging? pic.twitter.com/M2JUvqLQj0
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) October 21, 2020
No one tucks in their shirt laying down. Or reaches down that low
Plus You were pitching a tent ⛺️ pic.twitter.com/Yk2S6lZDw2
— CJ 🌊 (@CJ_isnowblue) October 22, 2020
WE CAN SEE THE IMAGES DUDE pic.twitter.com/b5qjKR5H9n
— Rich Swinton 🇺🇸 (@RicoSuaveJD) October 21, 2020
Giuliani repeated his defense on his radio program, saying, according to THR, “I am tucking my shirt in, I assure you, that’s all that I was doing.”
Cohen’s Alter Ego Defended Giuliani — Sort Of
OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM BORAT SAGDIYEV pic.twitter.com/vM92Lam5vV
— Borat (@BoratSagdiyev) October 23, 2020
Borat Sagdiyev, Sacha Baron Cohen’s alter ego, defended Giuliani on his Twitter page.
“I here to defend America’s mayor Rudolph Giuliani. What was an innocent sexy time encounter with a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by fake news media,” Borat says on Twitter. “I warn you, anyone else tries this and Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpoenas.”
According to THR, Giuliani previously told Page Six, “I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled, and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.” He declared himself a fan of the actor.