Bruno's Lawsuit More Serious Than Borat's

Fox may not be able to escape from this one unscathed
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2009 7:55 AM CDT
Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday May 31, 2009, in Universal City, Calif.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
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(Newser) – If Sacha Baron Cohen’s Bruno is anything like Borat, yesterday’s lawsuit is the first of many to come. But this one is different, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Unlike the Borat suits, mainly filed by people with gripes about release forms, the case is more serious: This lawsuit concerns a woman who, TMZ reports, says she was attacked by Cohen and his crew during a bingo game and left crippled after hitting her head.

Also different: Richelle Olson’s suit has nothing to do with appearing in the film—she may not have even made the final cut. While Fox basically escaped from the Borat lawsuits with little embarrassment, they may not be able to do the same with an assault claim.