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What was Rudy Giuliani doing in the Borat video?

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PRESIDENT Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, has been caught on camera in a compromising position with an actress.

The prominent political figure – filmed lying on a bed – is fuming about a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit “Borat” film.

The 'compromising' scene - which has gone viral on social media

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The ‘compromising’ scene – which has gone viral on social media
Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, dips his toe in American politics in his new movie

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Borat, played by Sacha Baron Cohen, dips his toe in American politics in his new movieCredit: Instagram

Why is Rudy Giuliani in the new Borat movie?

UK comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has a new movie – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

The clueless fictional Kazakh journalist is still as brazenly sexist, anti-Semitic and crude in the 2020 sequel to the hit 2006 mockumentary.

Aside from targeting rapper Kanye West, the late convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein and Trump, there’s also the now infamous prank hotel scene with Rudy Giuliani.

BBC reviewer Nicholas Barber says “the iconic character who encouraged stag-night attendees to squeeze into lime-green mankinis” prompts “gasps of disbelief” in the film.

Borat is shown visiting the US to redeem himself after embarrassing his country with his ‘documentary’.

“Soon, he is driving around Texas, Oklahoma and Georgia, saying rude things to locals, and hearing rude things from them in return,” writes Barber.

“Baron Cohen and his team are clearly more intent on influencing viewers at the ballot box than they are in making them laugh.

“They even finish with a caption: ‘NOW VOTE. OR YOU WILL BE EXECUTE.’ [sic],” he adds.

Giuliani attends an interview in a hotel suite, but was pranked in the film

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Giuliani attends an interview in a hotel suite, but was pranked in the film

What does the video clip show?

The cringeworthy video clip shows a relaxed-looking Giuliani, 76, in a hotel room with a young woman – Maria Bakalova – acting as a television journalist.

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The scene, shot in a New York hotel room in July, includes a moment when Giuliani is seen lying on a bed, tucking in his shirt with his hand down his pants and the woman nearby.

Giuliani went to the hotel room thinking he was being interviewed about the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response.

The woman is flirtatious with him and invites him to the bedroom, which is rigged with hidden cameras.

He's been blasted as a 'pervert' on social media - but Giuliani was left unimpressed by Borat's prank

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He’s been blasted as a ‘pervert’ on social media – but Giuliani was left unimpressed by Borat’s prank

The former Mayor of New York City then asks for her phone number and address.

He lies back on the bed to tuck in his shirt after she helps remove his recording equipment.

Giuliani has his hands in his pants when Baron Cohen rushes in wearing an outlandish outfit.

Baron Cohen, who was disguised as part of the crew, screams that the young woman is 15 years old, “the oldest unmarried woman in Kazakhstan”.

Up to that point, there is no indication she is underage.

Giuliani calls Sacha Baron Cohen a 'stone-cold liar' in a Twitter tirade

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Giuliani calls Sacha Baron Cohen a ‘stone-cold liar’ in a Twitter tirade

The character, who is acting as Borat’s daughter, Tutar, is played by Bakalova, who is listed as 24 years old on the Internet Movie Database site, IMDb.com.

Although Giuliani called police after the encounter, there’s no indication an investigation was launched.

Giuliani spoke to the New York Post’s Page Six column about the encounter in July – but didn’t raise the bedroom scene.

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, who profiled Baron Cohen ahead of the the film’s release, tweeted about the scene: “It’s even wilder than it sounds. Beyond cringe.”

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New York's former mayor has been widely mocked on Twitter

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New York’s former mayor has been widely mocked on Twitter

What has Rudy Giuliani said about the movie?

To say that Rudy Giuliani is seething would be putting it mildly.

Maintaining the moment was all above board, he fumed on Twitter: “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.”

Rudy Giuliani says he was tucking in shirt in to his trousers

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Rudy Giuliani says he was tucking in shirt in to his trousers

But the clip has gone viral on social media, and he’s been asked by disbelieving people on Twitter: “Who tucks in their shirt while laying down?”

Frozen star Josh Gad tweeted: “Well, looks like the cat’s out of the pants.

“Having seen #Borat2 I can now safely tell you #RudyGiuliani is over in a very big way.

“It’s worse than you think and more uncomfortable than anything I’ve seen in a recent film, documentary or otherwise.”

Film director Judd Apatow tweeted: “I saw it. I wish I could unsee it. But Borat 2 is hilarious.”

Speaking on his weekly radio programme on WABC on Wednesday (October 21) afternoon, Giuliani called the scene “a hit job.”

He’s adamant that he was “tucking my shirt in, I assure you, that’s all that I was doing”.

Giuliani said he realised he was being set up when the woman asked whether he wanted a massage.

Borat 2 premieres on Amazon Prime Video on October 23.

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