Sacha Baron Cohen stepped back into his Borat character on social media on Thursday to comically defend Rudy Giuliani's scandalous scene in the Borat sequel where he was filmed reclined on a bed with his hand seemingly down his pants with an actress from the movie.
The comedian released the highly anticipated sequel 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' Thursday evening around 8pm, just one hour before the second presidential debate and one day before its scheduled release date.
'I here to defend America’s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani,' Borat said in a video shared on Twitter.
'What was an innocent sexy time encounter between a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by fake news media,’ he said, before using his hands to elongate his nose like the character Pinocchio when he lies.
'I warn you. Anyone else tries this and Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpoenas,’ he added, pronouncing subpoenas like 'subpenis'.
Borat 2 is released: Sacha Baron Cohen shared a video on Twitter stepping back into his Borat Sagdiyev character to defend Rudy Giuliani, one day after it was revealed the former New York Mayor was pranked into be filmed in the movie
In the scandalous movie scene Giuliani is interviewed by Borat's daughter who poses as a conservative reporter in a hotel room, where he reclines on a bed and appears to put his hand down his pants. Rudy Giuliani pictured leaning back after actress Maria Bakalova takes his mic off
At the end of the clip was a notice that said: 'Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm Now Streaming'. The movie is available on Amazon Prime.
The news broke Wednesday that Giuliani, the former Mayor of New York and Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was duped into being filmed in Borat 2.
In the scene Giuliani is interviewed by Borat's 'daughter' Tutar, posing as a conservative reporter, who then brings him to a hotel room.
In the room Giuliani reclines on a bed and seemingly puts his hand down his pants, only to be interrupted by Cohen's Borat character.
'She's 15. She's too old for you,' Cohen screams and waves Giuliani off his 'daughter,' played by 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova.
'I here to defend America’s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani. What was an innocent sexy time encounter between a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by fake news media. I warn you. Anyone else tries this and Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpenis,’ Borat said in the video message shared on social media Thursday. A notice at the end of the video showed that the Borat 2 film is 'now streaming'
After news of the Giuliani scene broke, the former Mayor defended himself saying he was fully clothed when he was laying on the bed and was simply tucking in his shirt. He slammed the scene as a 'hit job', saying 'everybody in Hollywood hates me'
Giuliani defended himself on Twitter on Wednesday, pointing out, 'I was fully clothed at all times.' He explained he was merely tucking in his shirt, not doing anything untoward.
'I lean back and I tuck my shirt in and at that point they have this picture that they take, which looks doctored by in any event,' Giuliani said on WABC radio Wednesday. 'I'm tucking my shirt in, I assure you that's all I was doing,' he said slowly, letting each word sink in.
Giuliani floated that he was being targeted because of his role in revealing the contents of Hunter Biden's laptop.
'They'll do anything, they'll attack me over anything possible,' Giuliani said. 'And now the idiot Borat is going after me with a totally sensationalized false account of a ridiculous movie, I guess, he has done.'
Giuliani called it a 'hit job' and said that 'everybody in Hollywood hates me.'
'It's not an accident that it happens when I turn in all this evidence on their prince and darling Joe Biden, who is one of the biggest crooks in the last 30 years and since I have the courage to say that I'm the target,' the president's personal lawyer said.
The scene: The forthcoming 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' features a prank on President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who is interviewed by Borat's 'daughter' in a New York City hotel suite
Maria Bakalova is seen taking off the microphone of Rudy Giuliani in the new 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,' that was released Thursday evening, a day ahead of schedule
Rudy Giuliani said that Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat burst in on them next and created such a commotion that he called the cops
Maria Bakalova, the glamorous Black Lives Matter-supporting actress, who was able to honey trap Giuliani
Giuliani said he went to what he thought was an interview - the topic was the coronavirus - and said it felt 'legitimate.'
'I did the interview with the young woman who was new to interviewing and I was being kind to her,' he said. 'At one point she explained to me some problems I had, I actually prayed with her.'
When he got up to leave he said he had his jacket on.
'I was fully clothed at all times and I had to take off the electronic equipment and when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt got a little out, came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on,' he told WABC.
He said he realized that something was amiss when Borat's 'daughter' asked if he'd like a massage.
The conservative Drudge Report chose to share the image, captioning it with 'Rudy!!' Drudge has become increasingly critical of President Donald Trump
The picture of Rudy Giuliani in a hotel room with 'Borat's daughter' went viral when they hit Twitter. Here website Showbiz411.com features the image
Newsweek used the image too in its coverage of Rudy Giuliani being duped by Sacha Baron Cohen
The imagery from the Borat film quickly became a meme. 'Thanks Rudy!!!' says a happy Jeffrey Toobin, who got caught masturbating on a Zoom call
'She says something about, "Do I want a massage?" I realize now that this is a set-up and I call my security guy Brian who's right outside,' Giuliani recalled. 'And then all of the sudden crazy Sacha Baron Cohen runs in with a cape on and he's yelling and screaming all sorts of stupid stuff.'
The ex-New York City mayor also argued that in calling the police he proved he was an innocent party.
'If I was doing anything wrong, I would not call the police and if he was doing anything right, he wouldn't have been running away,' Giuliani said.
The film is a sequel to the 2006 film 'Borat.'
The pictures of Giuliani, first reported by The Guardian, in a hotel room with 'Borat’s daughter' went viral when they hit Twitter, apparently originating screengrabs from review copies of the movie.
Websites Showbiz411.com and Newsweek both featured the image as they reviewed the new movie, with Roger Friedman of Showbiz411 calling the Borat sequel 'goofy fun, gut laughs, and a lot of silliness.'
What Rudy says: The president's attorney tweeted his version of events claiming that he was set up by Baron Cohen months ago because of his release of emails from Hunter Biden's laptop this month
Rudy Giuliani's spokeswoman Christianne Allen said that the ex-mayor was 'un-fooled and placid' when Sasha Baron Cohen barged in on him and the actress who was playing 'Borat's daughter'
Among the most prominent sites to feature it was The Drudge Report, the conservative news and aggregation website that has increasingly become more critical of Trump.
'Mocking hims as 'Rudy!!,' the decision by Matt Drudge to use the picture was likely to endear him to the president, who has tweeted repeatedly to his supporters that they should avoid Drudge, calling it 'a CONFUSED mess.'
Other critics tweeting the image included Zac Petankas, a Democratic strategist who was a senior adviser to both Hillary Clinton and Harry Reid, the party's former Senate majority leader, and Seth Abramson, the author of a highly-critical book about Trump called 'Proof of Corruption' which features Giuliani on the cover photo.
And the image was also being made into memes, one of them poking fun at Zoom masturbator Jeffrey Toobin. It showed the CNN analyst thinking 'thank you Rudy.'
Giuliani described the situation in July, but neglected to mention he may have been caught in a compromising position.
'This guys comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say a pink transgender outfit,' President Donald Trump's personal lawyer told Page Six at The New York Post. 'It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had a beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive.'
Giuliani didn't recognize the man as Cohen right away.
He also called the cops.
Viral sensation: Trump's critics jumped on the images and tweeted with them. Among those who tweeted were Philippe Reines, previously one of Hillary Clinton's closest aides, and Zac Petkanas, a former Clinton senior adviser. Seth Abramson, an anti-Trump author and attorney and Keith Olberman, the former MSNBC and ESPN star turned YouTube commentator also weighed in
'This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away,' the ex- New York City mayor said.
The July 7 incident occurred at the Mark Hotel in New York City.
'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,' Giuliani said in July.
On a radio show the same month, Giuliani told WABC that Cohen was trying to capture him in 'compromising' position, though he didn't recall that the tactic had worked. 'I don't think so, I'm trying to remember,' when asked if there was anything he should be 'regretful' about.
Giuliani's spokeswoman Christianne Allen noted at the time that Cohen interrupted 'an interview for a documentary on @realdonaldtrump's leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.'
BORAT CRASHED THE CONSERVATIVE POLITICAL ACTION CONFERENCE
The first hint that there would be cameos of President Donald Trump's allies in 'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm' came when the trailer revealed in was Sasha Baron Cohen who had dressed up like Trump and crashed the Conservative Political Action Conference earlier this year.
He told The New York Times' Maureen Dowd what the stunt entailed: 'Obviously, I’m wearing a fat suit,' Cohen explained. He had to get through metal detectors to get into CPAC to see Vice President Mike Pence speak.
Security was there to 'check everyone's bodies going through. Bear in mind, I spent five hours in makeup that morning with the prosthetic team changing my face into Trump’s face. This fat suit is huge. It’s a 56-inch fat suit to turn my waist into Trump’s because we had estimated that was the most realistic,' he said.
When he set the alarms off, he lied and said he had a defibrillator, Cohen told Dowd.
'Then I ended up hiding in the bathroom, listening to conservative men go to the toilet for five hours until I broke into the room. We were surrounded by Secret Service and police and internal security,' Cohen said.
As Pence spoke, Cohen is seen carrying his 'daughter' over his shoulder and yelling, 'Michael Pennis I've brought the girl for you!'
He was then escorted out.
'Un-fooled and placid, Mayor Giuliani notified security to call the police,' Allen tweeted. 'It was then, upon hearing the word police, Cohen turned from a screaming banshee into a fleeing hyena.'
'I hear he was last seen running down the street in his bathroom,' she added. 'Better luck next time, Sacha!'
Allen has yet to respond to DailyMail.com's request for comment on Giuliani's cameo in the new Borat film.
The film arrives just as Giuliani finds himself in the middle of the Hunter Biden laptop saga.
Giuliani said he got contents from the 'laptop from hell,' as Trump has been calling it, from a computer repair shop owner who gave it to his lawyer.
He then shared some of its contents to reporters at The New York Post, which has been criticized for running the story before the correspondence between Hunter Biden and others was authenticated.
It contains personal photos of Hunter Biden, as well as emails that purport to show that Hunter Biden's foreign business dealings stretched to include his father.
The Post reported that emails from 2015 showed Joe Biden held a meeting with a top official from Burisma, the Ukrainian energy company where Hunter Biden served on the board.
The Biden campaign has denied this meeting happened.
Biden, himself, said Giuliani is peddling 'garbage.'
'It's a last ditch effort to smear me and my family. There is no basis to this,' the Democratic nominee said in an interview with WISN, a Wisconsin ABC affiliate.
The president's impeachment revolved around a scheme to pressure Ukraine's president to announce an investigation into Hunter and Joe Biden. He held up military aid that had been appropriated by Congress.
Trump and his allies have alleged that the then-vice president pushed to have a Ukrainian prosecutor fired because he was looking into Burisma, of which there is no evidence.
Trump has used the discovery of the laptop to call the former vice president a 'criminal,' which he's said gleefully during everyone one of his recent rallies.
He'll likely attack Biden that way Thursday night during their final meeting on the debate stage.
The president demanded that Attorney General Bill Barr appoint a special counsel to look into the matter.
'We've got to get the attorney general to act. He's got to act. And he's got to act fast. He's got to appoint somebody,' Trump said on 'Fox & Friends' Tuesday.
'This is major corruption and this has to be known about before the election,' Trump said.
On Monday, Giuliani raised the stakes by sharing files from the laptop with the New Castle County police, according to Delaware Online.
The Delaware Attorney General handed the files over to the FBI, the site reported.
The FBI hasn't confirmed or denied there's an investigation, which is standard policy.
Mat Marshall, a spokesman for Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings told Delaware Online that what Giuliani's team 'showed up with was evidence that they say was involved in a crime.'
The former New York City mayor went on Newsmax Tuesday night trying to push the crimes were sexual in nature.
Giuliani reiterated that point again directly after he addressed the Borat footage Wednesday on WABC radio.
'Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,' will be released on Amazon Prime Friday.
Borat's Bulgarian honey-trap girl: Sacha Baron Cohen character's '15-year-old daughter' in Rudy Giuliani sting is revealed to be glamorous BLM-supporting 24-year-old actress plucked from obscurity
The actress who gave Rudy Giuliani a fright when she turned out to be 'Borat's 15-year-old daughter,' is a glamorous 24-year-old Black Lives Matter supporter from Bulgaria.
Maria Bakalova, who graduated from film school last year, has skyrocketed to international fame after it was revealed last night she honey-trapped Donald Trump's lieutenant and former mayor of New York Giuliani in the new Borat movie.
Bakalova, in the foothills of her Hollywood career, has followed in the footsteps of many of the titans with Instagram posts in support of Black Lives Matter which feature among the raft of luxurious poolside selfies she has taken in LA.
Maria Bakalova, who graduated from film school last year, has skyrocketed to international fame after it was revealed last night she honeytrapped Donald Trump's senior lieutenant and former mayor of New York Giuliani in the new Borat movie
Maria Bakalova enjoying the sun by the poolside in a picture from her Instagram
Bakalova, in the foothills of her Hollywood career, has followed in the footsteps of many of the titans with Instagram posts in support of Black Lives Matter
Bakalova posted in June for 'Black Out Tuesday,' which saw many people posting a black square on their social media feeds to highlight the Black Lives Matter movement
Bakalova, in the foothills of her Hollywood career, has followed in the footsteps of many A-list titans with Instagram posts in support of Black Lives Matter which feature among the raft of luxurious poolside selfies she has taken in LA.
She made a hilarious appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's chat show alongside Cohen on Tuesday night.
Both actors in character, Bakalova demanded that Kimmel take his trousers off and marry her.
'I am already married!' Kimmel insisted, to which Borat asked: 'How many wives do you have?'
Bakalova has appeared in feature-length Bulgarian films, earning two awards for her performance in Transgression in 2018, where she plays the lover to an ageing rocker, and also as the leading lady in 2020's comedy Last Call.
Like father, like daughter: Tutar strolled in carrying a framed photo of Jimmy interviewing Jennifer Aniston before demanding the host remove his trousers
Bakalova with a drink and a packet of Sobranie cigarettes on the table
Born in Burgas in 1996, Bakalova studied at the National School of Arts and is a classically trained flautist as well as an actress
Bakalova attended the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and graduated in 2019
Bakalova smoking a cigarette and having a drink
She has also appeared in several TV shows, with an appearance in an episode of the Italian hit mafia series Gamorrah three years ago.
Born in Burgas in 1996, Bakalova studied at the National School of Arts and is a classically trained flautist as well as an actress.
She attended the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts in Sofia and graduated in 2019.