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Thursday, 9 July 2020

Rudy Giuliani says he called the NYPD on Sacha Baron Cohen who tried to prank him during an interview while wearing a 'pink bikini with lace and a mesh top'

Rudy Giuliani has revealed that he called New York City police on Sacha Baron Cohen who tried to prank him during an interview earlier this week while wearing a pink bikini.
In an interview with Page Six, Giuliani said that he was under the impression he was participating in a serious interview about the Trump administration's response to COVID-19 when he arrived at the Mark Hotel in Manhattan on Tuesday. 
He said he was even offered payment for the interview, but asked that the funds be donated to the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. 
The former New York City mayor said that he was being interviewed by a woman when 'this guy comes running in' wearing a 'pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top'. Giuliani, who didn't realize it was Cohen at first, said the man 'looked absurd'. 
'He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn't what I would call distractingly attractive.'
Giuliani said the man was running and screaming, leading him to think that 'this must be a scam or a shake-down, so I reported it to the police'.  
Rudy Giuliani (pictured) has revealed that he called New York City police on Sacha Baron Cohen who tried to prank him during an interview earlier this week while wearing a pink bikini
Sacha Baron Cohen
Rudy Giuliani (left) has revealed that he called New York City police on Sacha Baron Cohen (right) who tried to prank him during an interview earlier this week while wearing a pink bikini
'He then ran away,' Giuliani said. 
According to Page Six, witnesses saw the Borat star running from the Mark Hotel and down 77th Street. He wasn't apprehended despite police arriving to the scene.  
Giuliani said it was until later that he realized that the man had to have been Cohen, who has previously pranked other politicians. 
'I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me,' Giuliani said before adding that he's actually a fan of some of the comedian's movies. 
The incident comes just a little over a week after Cohen carried out a stunt in which he convinced US conservative festival goers to sing about injecting scientists, journalists and political figures with the 'Wuhan flu'.

The Ali G star infiltrated the right-wing rally in Olympia, Washington, where he took to the stage disguised as a country singer.
Footage shows him convincing festival-goers to sing along to lyrics about infecting well-known US figures including former president Barack Obama, American immunologist Doctor Anthony Fauci and Microsoft boss Bill Gates with coronavirus.
Other targets include the World Health Organization (WHO), people who wear face masks and 'liberals'.
At one point he even convinced festival-goers to sing about journalists and how they should 'chop them up like the Saudis do' - a reference to the death of Jamal Khashoggi, who was assassinated at the Saudi consulate in Turkey in 2018.
The video mirrors another famous stunt by Cohen, who, disguised as one of his characters, Borat, convinced Americans at a bar in Arizona to sing the lyrics 'throw the Jew down the well'.
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Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen carried out a stunt in which he convinced US conservative festival goers to sing about injecting scientists, journalists and political figures with the 'Wuhan flu'
The Borat and Ali G star infiltrated the far-right rally in Olympia, Washington, where he took to the stage disguised as a country singer
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen carried out a stunt in which he convinced US conservative festival goers to sing about injecting scientists, journalists and political figures with the 'Wuhan flu'
Cohen has yet to claim responsibility for the stunt, but attendees of the 'March for Our Rights 3' rally say the comedian was behind it.
They claim he posed as the leader of a Political Action Committee (PAC), who offered to sponsor the festival and pay for a stage and security.
Local councilor James Connor Blair, posting on his personal page, said the comedian's security blocked event organizers from removing him from the stage or pulling power from the stage's generator.
Organizers '3% cent of Washington' said in a statement on Facebook that they were 'appalled by the performance' and that 'racism is never allowed within our group'. 
But footage from an eight-minute long video, posted on YouTube, shows festival-goers willfully singing along to Cohen's lyrics.
The video begins with the comedian singing about Obama, before saying he should be infected with the 'Wuhan flu'.
Local councilor James Connor Blair, posting on his personal page, said the comedian's security blocked event organizers from getting him off the stage or pulling power from the generator for the stage
Local councilor James Connor Blair, posting on his personal page, said the comedian's security blocked event organizers from getting him off the stage or pulling power from the generator for the stage
Organisers '3% cent of Washington' say they were 'appalled by the performance' and that 'racism is never allowed within our group'
Organisers '3% cent of Washington' say they were 'appalled by the performance' and that 'racism is never allowed within our group'
In 2018 he starred in hit-show 'Who is America?' in which he dressed-up as a variety of characters (including the one pictured) in a bid to prank high profile American politicians
 In 2018 he starred in hit-show 'Who is America?' in which he dressed-up as a variety of characters (including the one pictured) in a bid to prank high profile American politicians
'Wuhan flu' is a reference to the coronavirus - which was first discovered at a market in Wuhan, China.
President Donald Trump has previously been accused of inciting racism by referring to coronavirus as the 'China Virus' and 'Kung flu'.
Cohen later sings about how coronavirus is a 'hoax' before turning his attention to Fauci - who is leading the country's response to the virus - and WHO.
He later sings: 'WHO what we gotta do? Inject them with the Wuhan Flu. WHO what we gotta do? Chop them up like the Saudis do.'
The comedian then encourages the crowd to chose which verse to sing next by cheering their favorite - with the 'chop them' up version receiving the loudest cheer.
The stunt is the latest in a long line carried out by Baron Cohen in the US.
In 2018 he starred in the hit-show 'Who is America?' in which he dressed-up as a variety of characters in a bid to prank high profile American politicians.  
One of the most famous pranks from the show involved Cohen gaining support from right-wing political figures for a bogus campaign named 'Kinderguardians', which argued for small children to be given guns in a bid to prevent school shootings in the US.
In 2005, disguised as Borat, a character said to be from Kazakhstan, he convinced drinkers at a bar in Arizona to sing along with his song 'Throw the Jew down the well'. Cohen was raised Jewish and is fluent in Hebrew.
The comedian also once interviewed Trump in 2003, while disguised as his character Ali G - a self-styled 'chav' from the Berkshire town of Staines.
During the interview he pitched his invention the 'ice-cream glove', to protect hands from dripping ice-cream, to the unimpressed businessman.

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