Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani was almost caught with his pants down, or at least that’s what it seems may have taken place.
Earlier this week the former mayor and attorney to Donald Trump caught himself in a skeptical position that has since been the cause of controversy. This past July, Giuliani went to a New York hotel with the intention of being interviewed about Trump’s COVID-19 response, 24-year-old actress Maria Bakalova—who plays Borat’s young daughter Tutar—posed as a television journalist.
According to ABC News, after Sacha Baron Cohen, who was playing a film crew member ended the interview, Bakalova became flirtatious and asked Giuliani to come to the bedroom—knowing that there were many hidden cameras there.
It was in there that he asked for Bakalova’s phone number and address. Bakalova who was in Tutar character at the time, helped him remove his recording equipment, that’s when Giuliani laid back on the bed and touched himself, Entertainment Weekly reported.
But Giuliani says it’s a “complete fabrication” and said he was only “tucking in” his shirt after removing the recording devices.
Baron Cohen who plays Borat told Good Morning America, he was “quite concerned” for his co-star’s safety, which is probably why he immediately burst into the room during the scene.
“I would say that if the president’s lawyer found what he did there appropriate behavior, then heaven knows what he’s done with other female journalists in hotel rooms,” Baron Cohen, 49, said Friday on “Good Morning America” of President Trump’s attorney’s role in the movie, out today. “It is what it is. He did what he did.”
“It’s my responsibility as a producer as well to ensure that the lead actor is looked after.”
Giuliani continues to insist he was only tucking in his shirt, Wednesday morning during his radio program on WABC, he called the scene “a hit job.” He continued with a series of tweets:
“The Borat video is a complete fabrication. 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. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”
As for Borat’s take, he weighed in on the incident by saying: Now, Borat is adding his two cents to the matter. “I here to defend America’s mayor, Rudolph Giuliani,” he says in the new clip. “What was an innocent sexy time encounter between a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter have been turned into something disgusting by fake news media.”
He continued, “I warn you anyone else try this and Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpoenas. Chenquieh.”