Tuesday, April 23

Sacha Baron Cohen denies Rebel Wilson’s claim he was an ‘a–hole’ on movie set

Rebel Wilson called out Sacha Baron Cohen by name as the “a–hole” she wrote about in her upcoming memoir, “Rebel Rising.”

A representative for Cohen slammed Wilson’s accusation as “demonstrably false.”

“While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of ‘The Brothers Grimsby,'” the representative told Fox News Digital.

The “Pitch Perfect” star chose to name Cohen as the “a–hole” she wrote about after he allegedly “bullied” her with lawyers and PR.

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“I will not be bullied or silenced by high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers,” Wilson wrote on her Instagram story. “The ‘a–hole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.”

Representatives for Wilson did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Wilson and Cohen starred together in the 2016 film “The Brothers Grimsby” as a husband and wife of nine kids. Later, Wilson accused Cohen of “harassing” her on the movie set during a radio show interview, according to Variety.

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The actress first revealed she had written about an “a–hole” with whom she previously worked in an Instagram post shared on March 15.

“When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, ‘Yeah I have a no a–hole policy. Means like, yeah I don’t work with a–holes.’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah, that sounds sensible, logical,'” Wilson said in the shared video.

“But then it really sunk in what they were meaning by that – older people in the industry – because I worked with a massive a–hole, and yeah, now I definitely have a ‘no a–holes policy,'” she further explained. “The chapter on said a–hole is chapter 23. That guy was a massive a–hole.”

“Rebel Rising” will be released April 2.

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