Rebel Wilson Calls Out Sacha Baron Cohen As “A**hole” That Allegedly Threatened To Block Her Memoir ‘Rebel Rising’

Rebel Wilson is naming Sacha Baron Cohen as a previously unidentified Hollywood star who allegedly threatened her with legal action to try to block her memoir.

In a post on social media, Wilson called out the Borat actor as the “a**hole” she wrote about in her book.

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“I will not be bullied or silenced by high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers,” read the statement on Wilson’s Instagram Stories.

She continued, “The a**hole that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.”

A representative for Cohen said in a statement to Deadline, “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.”

Rebel Wilson's Instagram Stories post
Rebel Wilson’s Instagram Stories post

In an Instagram post last week, Wilson had opened up about a “massive a**hole” she encountered in the industry. The actress shared that she intended to dedicate a whole chapter to this person but didn’t reveal the person’s name.

“Do you wanna know why I have a ‘no a**holes’ policy now with people I work with? …Well it’s all in the book,” Wilson teased her Rebel Rising memoir.

In the video post, she says, “When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, yeah, ‘I have a no a**hole policy, that means like, yeah, I don’t work with a**holes.’ I was like, ‘oh yeah. I mean, that sounds sensible or logical.”

“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 a**holes policy. Chapter on said a**hole – it is chapter 23, that guy was a massive a**hole.”

Wilson and Cohen co-starred in the 2016 spy action comedy Grimsby, directed by Louis Leterrier. The actors shared credits with Mark Strong, Isla Fisher, Gabourey Sidibe, and Penélope Cruz.

Rebel Rising is set to be released on April 2.

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