Holocaust survivor's daughter wants late mum's interview out of Borat sequel

Brunilde Fioravanti
Ottobre 18, 2020

Evans' estate alleges she never would have agreed to the interview if she knew the true nature of the film was to mock the Holocaust and Jewish culture, and she never consented for her name and likeness to be in such a movie.

Evans, who died this summer, thought the film was of a serious nature. Yet, the estate of Judith Dim Evans claims that she was interviewed under false pretenses and that "upon learning after giving the interview that the movie was actually a comedy meant to mock the Holocaust and Jewish culture, Ms. Evans was horrified and upset". The suit charged that Evans was interviewed "under false pretenses with the intent of appropriating her likeness" and that had she "been informed about the true nature of the film and objective for the interview, she would not have agreed to participate in the interview".

While Cohen himself is Jewish, his Borat character has a long history of satirical anti-Semitism.

Evans' estate is also seeking damages of less than $75,000 (£57,000).

Furthermore, the filmmakers behind "Borat" reportedly helped Evans' family launch a website in her honor, and Baron Cohen and Amazon Prime will offer bonus content for viewers of the film who want to hear Evans tell the story of what happened to her family during World War II.

Set to hit Amazon Prime Video on October 23rd, the makers of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm pulled out all the stops- including interviewing an actual Holocaust survivor to gain further insight on the historical event via a firsthand account.

While we don't know much by way of narrative, we do know that our hapless hero is due to return to the United States of America to see how things have been going since he last visited, with the Covid-19 pandemic and the 2020 elections set o be explored.

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