Sacha Baron Cohen Accused by Rebel Wilson of Intimidation over Upcoming Memoir


In a developing story that’s caught the attention of Hollywood, actor Rebel Wilson has come forward naming Sacha Baron Cohen as the former co-star attempting to halt disclosures about him in her forthcoming memoir. The Australian actress is best known for her roles in blockbuster films such as “Jojo Rabbit” and the popular “Pitch Perfect” series.

Wilson alleged in a previous Instagram post that an unidentified actor from Hollywood had sought the help of “a crisis PR manager and lawyers” to intimidate her over her written work, specifically concerning a chapter in her much-anticipated book, “Rebel Rising,” due for release on April 2. In response to these alleged attempts, Wilson remained undeterred, reaffirming her stance on social media.

Through an Instagram Stories update, Wilson stayed resolute against any pressure, stating: “I will not be bullied or silenced by high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers. The ‘asshole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.” This statement serves as a confirmation of identity to her earlier veiled remarks.

Wilson’s professional intersection with Baron Cohen occurred on the set of the 2016 spy comedy, “The Brothers Grimsby.” In the film, Wilson portrayed the character of Dawn, the rowdy girlfriend of Baron Cohen’s football hooligan persona, Nobby.

The partnership between the two was not without friction, as Wilson recounted in past interviews her discomfort during the filming process with Cohen. One particular instance she highlighted to an Australian radio show involved Cohen’s repeated requests for Wilson to perform nude in a scene for “Grimsby.”

Wilson quoted her protests, saying, “Sacha is so outrageous…. Every single day he’s like, ‘Rebel, can you just go naked in this scene?’ And I’m like, ‘No!’” She also referenced confronting Cohen with the mutual agency they share in the United States. “Sacha and I have the same agent in America, and I’m like, ‘Sacha, I’m going to call our agent Sharon and tell her how much you are harassing me,” Wilson expressed her grievances openly.

As the news unfolds, Baron Cohen has yet to offer any comments on the current accusations made public by his former co-star. The narrative touches on the broader industry issues regarding set conduct and the ongoing conversation about boundaries and respect within professional creative collaborations.

Rebel Wilson’s bold statement through her social media channels indicates a growing trend among actors to speak out and draw attention to their personal experiences within the acting community. Her intent to address the problem within the public domain exemplifies the shift towards greater transparency and accountability in Hollywood.

“Rebel Rising,” Wilson’s memoir, promises not only to be a window into her life and career but also seems poised to deliver an unfiltered perspective on the interworking dynamics of filmmaking. As such, the book is eagerly expected by fans and industry insiders alike, who are curious to see which curtains will be lifted on the behind-the-scenes interactions in a competitive and often challenging entertainment landscape.

As of now, audiences can only speculate on the exact details that will be revealed in Wilson’s representation of her experiences with Cohen and potentially others in her upcoming book. With the publication date creeping ever nearer, the conversation will undoubtedly intensify, leading to broader discussions regarding the rights of actors to share their personal narratives in the face of opposition from influential industry figures.

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