Rebel Wilson claims Sacha Baron Cohen threatened her over her memoir

Mar25,2024


Rebel Wilson, Sacha Baron Cohen

Rebel Wilson, Sacha Baron Cohen

Actor Rebel Wilson has named former co-star Sacha Baron Cohen, claiming he was trying to stop her from writing about him in her memoir.

In an earlier Instagram post, Wilson, an Australian actor known for films jojo rabbit And pitch perfect, claimed that an unnamed Hollywood actor had engaged “a crisis-hit PR manager and lawyers” to “threaten” her over a chapter in her upcoming memoir, Rebel Rising. This book is going to be released on 2 April.

Following her revelations, Wilson wrote on Instagram Stories, “I will not be bullied or silenced by expensive lawyers or PR crisis managers. The “asshole” I talk about in a chapter of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.

Wilson worked with Baron Cohen in the 2016 spy comedy Brothers Grimsby, She played Dawn, the girlfriend of Baron Cohen's football hooligan character Nobby.

In prior interviews, Wilson had expressed displeasure about her experience working with Cohen, stating on an Australian radio show that Cohen had asked her to do a nude scene. Grimsby,

“Sacha is very abusive… every day he says, 'Rebel, can you be naked in this scene?' And I'm like, 'No!' Sacha and I have the same agent in America and I say, 'Sacha, I'm going to call our agent Sharon and tell her how much you're bugging me,' Wilson was quoted as saying.

Baron Cohen has not yet responded to Wilson's allegations.

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