Rudy Giuliani does not have the best reputation and this week it took a real blow after the release of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat 2.
The latest Borat movie was released on Friday, Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal attorney and the former Mayor of New York City is seen in the film with his hands in his pants while lying on a bed with the actress who plays Borat’s daughter, who is posing as a journalist, in the room.
After an interview for a fake conservative news outlet the duo at her suggestion retreat to the bedroom for a drink. The hotel room is rigged with cameras.
The young girl removes her microphone and 76-year-old Giuliani can be seen lying back on the bed untucking his shirt and reaching into his hands into his trousers. Borat then rushes into the room and says, “she’s 15. She’s too old for you.”
The first word about the incident came on July 7, when Giuliani called the New York police and reported the intrusion of an oddly dressed man.
“This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani said at the time. “It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.”
“This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away,” Giuliani said.
Giuliani added: “I only later realized it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”
In the film, Borat is dispatched by the Kazakh government back to the US to present a bribe to an ally of Donald Trump. After the mark earmarked for the gift is indisposed, Borat’s underage offspring becomes a replacement present.
Before Giuliani finds himself on the bed, he is flattered and flirtatious.” He is seen drinking scotch, coughs, and makes no attempt to social distance himself.
The circumstances of the setup appear consensual, with Giuliani being led to believe he was being flirted with. Bakalova, 24, is highly plausible in the sting, despite posing as a feral child posing as a far-right journalist.
Giuliani spoke out about the controversy on Wednesday claiming he was only tucking in his shirt.
“I had to take off the electronic equipment,” Giuliani said during a radio interview on Wednesday. “And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.”
Giuliani, who sounded paranoid throughout the interview insisted that the prank was retribution for the work he’s done helping Donald Trump get dirt on Hunter Biden.
“They’ll do anything. They’ve attacked me over everything possible, investigated every business dealing I’ve ever had,” he said. “And now the idiot Borat is going after me with a totally sensationalized false account of a ridiculous movie I guess that he’s done.”
“Now let me tell you why I know this is a hit job that happens because, it’s not an accident that it happens that I turn in all this evidence on their prince and darling Joe Biden who’s one of the biggest crooks in the last thirty years, and since I have the courage to say that I’m the target,” he continued.
“Everybody in Hollywood hates me, you know, right?” he said. “I’m a devil in Hollywood. Nothing about me comes out in that period of time, nothing sensational about me in the movie. Now all of a sudden there’s all this sensational stuff about me in the movie. Don’t know if it was added, doctored, manipulated, whatever.”
Giuliani admits that he thought it was a legitimate interview.
“At one point she explained to me some problems she had. I actually prayed with her,” he said. “And then I had to leave. I had my jacket on. I was fully clothed at all times.”