Borat legal action rumbles on

'Duped' stars go to appeal

Unwitting stars of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Borat movie have launched a new legal challenge against the filmmakers.

Driving instructor Michael Psenicska and etiquette teachers Kathie Martin and Cindy Streit have already lost court cases claiming they were duped into appearing in the 2006 film.

But now they have joined forces for an appeal, claiming the release forms they signed were invalid because they were not told the true nature of the film.

An initial hearing was held in Manhattan appellate court yesterday, with website reporting that one of the three judges ‘was cantankerous in his questioning of his lawyers and did not appear to be a fan of the movie’.

The plaintiffs are seeking to have the earlier decisions overturned and put their case before a jury.

Published: 29 Oct 2009

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