President Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday responded to reports from multiple news outlets that the Trump adviser and former New York City mayor engaged in provocative behavior with an actress posing as a journalist in a scene for the upcoming “Borat” sequel, which is scheduled for release Friday on Amazon Prime Video.
A Vanity Fair article published Wednesday describing the scene in the film reports that Giuliani can be heard complimenting Borat’s teenage daughter, who is posing as a TV journalist, played by 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova.
He reportedly follows her to a bedroom, where eventually he lays on his back on a bed before putting his hands in “his pants.”
The Guardian claims that the former New York City Mayor is “seen reaching into his trousers and apparently touching his genitals while reclining on a bed in the presence of the actor playing Borat’s daughter.”
“After she removes his microphone, Giuliani, 76, can be seen lying back on the bed, fiddling with his untucked shirt and reaching into his trousers. They are then interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: ‘She’s 15. She’s too old for you,'” the Guardian reports.
Giuliani denied the reporting late Wednesday afternoon, writing in a series of tweets that “the Borat video is a complete fabrication,” adding, “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,” the 76-year-old continued. “If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”
Giuliani then cited a July article in which he told the New York Post that he had agreed to participate in an interview, believing that it was meant to focus on the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
“This person comes in yelling and screaming,” Giuliani said of Cohen at the time. “I thought this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away.”
“I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen,” he said. “I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”
In Wednesday’s tweets, Giuliani claimed the reports on the footage was part of “an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family.”
“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,” he said in a follow-up tweet. “I have the receipts.”
Is that what they are calling it these days, pic.twitter.com/jVUJDg6Hba
— Alex “Test, Trace, Isolate” Lawson (@alaw202) October 21, 2020
Not everyone was buying Giuliani’s denial:
Sure Rudy! I always lay down to tuck my shirt in too, bro. It’s the only way. Who would ever tuck their shirt in standing up?
I also reach down deep when tucking just like you do. pic.twitter.com/NezOHsxhzM
— Jack©️ (@Jackasaurus3) October 21, 2020
This is how I will remember Rudy Giuliani. pic.twitter.com/Ziv2cq75pV
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) October 22, 2020
So @RudyGiuliani claims he was just "tucking in his shirt" in the Borat film and not touching his genitals.
I ask you all this… Do you or any human you know who has ever worn a shirt, tuck it in lying flat on your back on a bed?
I DIDN'T THINK SO! pic.twitter.com/fIfe3uYSC1
— Tom D'Angora #BlackLivesMatter (@TomDangora) October 21, 2020