Saturday, June 9, 2007

Anonymous Lawsuits Against Borat



Reuters has reported that the movie "Borat" has been sued again. The most recent lawsuit is by a man filmed running away from the fictional Kazakh reporter in New York City.

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's interactions with unsuspecting ordinary people drew great laughs at the theater. A man anonymously identified as John Doe sued 20th Century Fox last week over the scene in which he is seen "fleeing in apparent terror," When you watch the film, he appears to be screaming "go away."

The comedy has grossed $260 million plus more than $60 million in DVD sales and it appears this anonymous man wants his share.

"Borat" has been sued at least three times already. The film attracted complaints from people who say they were tricked into appearing in the film. In February a Los Angeles Superior Court Judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by two college fraternity members who were filmed drinking alcohol and making ignorant racist remarks. The college plaintiffs had the audacity to claim that the scenes tarnished their reputations!

Last November, two individuals from a Romanian village sued 20th Century Fox claiming the film wrongly depicted them as criminals.

A suit concerning a bathroom scene was apparently deleted from the movie after a South Carolina man filed a lawsuit.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

The college guys were morans. It's the dumba** things they say that tarnish their reputation whether they are filmed or not.



Jill

Anonymous said...

Very funny comedian. I think these lawsuits are just a poor attempt to gain money. They reveal just how greedy people can get.

Jonesy

Ms. Calabaza said...

I agree Jonesy. Had this film flopped, no one would have sued. These folks just feel they should get a piece of the pie, in my opinion.

Viper said...

Ms. C, I agree 100%. Success breeds litigation. Everyone wants a piece of the pie!!

Anonymous said...

Borat was funny, not scary.

Anonymous said...

The movie was a little harsh on Romanians. Kind of insensitive if you ask me.


Francine

Anonymous said...

Now that man is funny

Anonymous said...

everyone wants to cash in....


that is society.

Anonymous said...

Movie is a hoot on DVD.

Anonymous said...

How can we cash in.. hey, I think I hurt myself laughing too hard at the idiots who want to sue the movie producers...

Anonymous said...

Stop the madness.... just deport Borat back to his homeland.... the video cutting room.

Anonymous said...

Who in their right mind files an anonymous lawsuit? Pretty silly!

Anonymous said...

Folks who want to get 15 minutes of fame once their name is in the press and a few 1000 bucks in their pocket. That is who.

Anonymous said...

Did the film even make enough money to pay off all these Yahoos?

Anonymous said...

Film made money and the Frat boys apparently want some of it as do others...