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.