Rebel Wilson Names Sacha Baron Cohen as Star ‘Trying to Threaten Me’ Over Her Memoir

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Rebel Wilson has revealed that Sacha Baron Cohen is the Hollywood star who has been sending her threats to stop her from publishing her upcoming memoir “Rebel Rising.”

On social media, the Australian actress had previously referred a “massive a**hole” whom she had once worked with, adding that the unidentified star had hired a crisis PR team and had started sending her threats after she claimed she would dedicate a whole chapter to him in her memoir and expose his behavior.

In a new Instagram update on March 25, she wrote: “I will not be bullied or silenced with high priced lawyer or PR crisis managers. The ‘a**hole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is Sacha Baron Cohen.”

In older posts Wilson alleged, “Now the a**hole is trying to threaten me. He’s hired a crisis PR manager and lawyers. He’s trying to stop press coming out about my new book. But the book WILL come out and you will all know the truth.”

Variety has reached out to Baron Cohen’s publicists for comment.

In a March 15 Instagram post, Wilson had said: “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. I mean, that sounds sensible or logical. But then it really sunk in because I worked with a massive a**hole and yeah, now I definitely have a no a**holes policy.”

Wilson and Baron Cohen starred together in 2016 film “The Brothers Grimsby.”

Speaking on a radio show in 2014, Wilson suggested that he had pressured her to “go naked” in the comedy, with her threatening to call the agent they share and tell her that he was “harassing” her.

“Every day he’s like, ‘Just go naked, it will be funny. Remember in Borat when I did that naked scene? It was hilarious,’” Wilson said. “On the last day, I thought I’d obviously won the argument and he got a body double to do the naked scene.”

However, when it came to shoot the final scene in “Grimsby,” in the radio interview Wilson claimed that Baron Cohen asked her to, “Stick your finger up my butt.” But when she pointed out that it wasn’t in the script, she claimed he said, “Look, I’ll just pull down my pants, you just stick your finger up my butt, it’ll be a really funny bit.”

From Variety US