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Borat star attacked in street by man who didn't like his jokes


Last updated at 12:54pm on 13th November 2006

boratG241006_228x371.jpgSacha Baron-Cohen: The Borat star's jokes didn't go down too well with one New Yorker





Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen was punched by a man who didn't like his jokes, it emerged.

Cohen approached the passer-by in a New York street and said in the style of his Kazakh alter ego: "I like your clothings. Are nice! Please may I buying? I want have sex with it."


But the target of his joke didn't see the funny side and punched Cohen repeatedly in the face, according to The Sun.

Cohen had been on his way to a bar with British actor Hugh Laurie after the pair appeared on US TV show Saturday Night Live.

A friend said: "Sacha couldn't resist playing the fool as Borat, but picked on the wrong person.

"I guess this guy thought he was being attacked by someone unstable and lashed out. Sacha is very lucky he didn't get a much worse beating."

Cohen was said to be shaken up, but did not receive any lasting scars.

This is not the first time Americans have failed to get the Borat joke.

Two US students who appeared in the Borat movie are suing Cohen, claiming they have suffered "mental anguish" after they were filmed making racist and sexist remarks.

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"Here's the deal. If someone lies to you to get you to sign a legal document -- in this case, a release allowing producers to include you in a film -- whatever you subsequently sign may not be legally binding. It's called fraud in the inducement, meaning someone induces you to sign an otherwise binding contract under false pretenses.


TMZ has done some digging, and everyone we've spoken with, who was featured in the film, told us the same tale of woe -- that they were all led to believe their fellow "US and A" citizens would never know what they did on camera."



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