Sued again...

Lawsuit over Ali G's 'bitch' rant

Sacha Baron Cohen has been hit with another lawsuit – this time from a woman who claims she was defamed in Da Ali G Show.

The British woman who lives in California sued under the anonymous pseudonym Jane Doe, and claimed against a segment in which Ali G referred to her as a ‘bitch’ that he ‘used to go out with’.

The full transcript, contained in the court documents obtained by American TV’s Access Hollywood programme, reveals the character is talking about someone called Heddi Cundle.

While interviewing Gore Vidal in 2004, the phoney rapper said: ‘Me used to go out with this bitch called Heddi Cundle and she used to always trying amend herself. Y’know, get her hair done in highlights, get like tattoo done on her batty crease, y’know have the whole thing shaved - very nice but it didn’t make any more difference. She was still a minger and so, y’know me had enough and once me got her pregnant me said alright, laters.’

The plaintiff claims she once knew Baron Cohen, having met him during a trip to Israel in 1987 but went their separate ways

Her lawsuit seeks damage for: libel, slander, invasion of privacy, fraud, negligent misrepresentation and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Her lawyers said said Ali G’s rant was libellous because: ‘It clearly exposes plaintiff to hatred, contempt, ridicule and obloquy because it outright imputes unchastity to her.’

The papers suggest a settlement was reached with broadcasters HBO in November 2004 to remove her name in future broadcasts worldwide, but she says she later discovered the offending material on YouTube and on Finnish TV.

Published: 25 Feb 2007

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