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Cohen sued over new Bruno movie

MUMBAI: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen is being sued by a woman in the US, who claims an incident that occurred while filming new movie Bruno left her ‘disabled‘. The woman Richelle Olson claims she was severely injured during filming following a struggle with Baron Cohen and his film crew at a charity bingo tournament.

The legal action, filed in California, alleges that Olson, 37, now needs a wheelchair or cane to move around. She is seeking unspecified damages of more than $25,000 (?15,275).


The legal action accuses Baron Cohen and NBC Universal, the studio behind the forthcoming film, of assault, battery and fraudulent misrepresentation, among other charges.


The incident took place in Palmdale, California, after Baron Cohen - in the guise of Austrian fashion pundit Bruno - was invited to take part in a bingo tournament raising money for nursing students.


According to legal documents, Ms Olson tried to remove the microphone from Baron Cohen after he began using obscene language while calling a bingo game.
She claims the actor pushed her over and she was surrounded by cameramen, who attacked her, all the while continuing to film.


Ms Olson alleges she ran from the stage and later fainted in a side room, hitting her head and suffering bleeding in her brain.
Representatives for Cohen and NBC Universal have declined to comment on the allegations.


According to legal documents, Ms Olson tried to remove the microphone from Baron Cohen after he began using obscene language while calling a bingo game.


She claims the actor pushed her over and she was surrounded by cameramen, who attacked her, all the while continuing to film.
Ms Olsen alleges she ran from the stage and later fainted in a side room, hitting her head and suffering bleeding in her brain.


Representatives for Cohen and NBC Universal have declined to comment on the allegations.

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