June 5th, 2009
06:46 PM ET

Sacha sued for stunt!

Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to controversy- in fact he has made a career out of it, assuming several different personas and wearing outlandish costumes.  Baron Cohen is now being sued over his involvement in a stunt which took place in May of 2007.  Richelle Olson alleges that while Baron Cohen was filming scenes for his new film Bruno, which premieres this summer, they were involved in a scuffle during a charity bingo tournament. Olson says it left her severely injured.

Her attorney, Kyle Madison says, "The actions of Mr.Cohen and those acting in concert with him have resulted in life-altering injuries to my Client. My focus is her well-being and to secure a fair, just and equitable remedy for her claims."

Universal Pictures, who is also named in the suit, released this statement to Showbiz Tonight:

“The allegations made by Richelle and Lance Olson in their complaint are completely baseless.  Filmed footage of the full encounter, which took place more than two years ago, clearly shows that Ms. Olson was never touched or in any way assaulted by Sacha Baron Cohen or any member of the production and suffered no injury.  If the Olsons elect to proceed with their frivolous action, we expect each of the defendants to be fully vindicated.”

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. LBW

    He should be sued, but not for that. I am so tired of Hollywood no talent people doing stupid stuff for attention. He's right up there with people like Ashton Kutcher. A has been. Go to school and learn a trade

    June 8, 2009 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  2. yahooosjdj

    i had a heart attach during borat... im suing them too... for being overly hilarious which can be detrimental to my health

    June 8, 2009 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. NanD

    I'm no fan of Sacha Baron Cohen, but this sounds like a nuisance lawsuit brought on by someone that is using the legal system to satisfy their own greed.

    June 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Geoff

    Sounds like another "nobody" trying to get rich off the shoulders of a celebrity.

    People can be disgusting sometimes.

    June 6, 2009 at 1:01 am | Report abuse |
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    June 5, 2009 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jenny

    yeah...right!! The woman is obviously just trying make money with a fast cash grab. People will sue over anything. what a liar!!

    June 5, 2009 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |

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