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Rebel Wilson Identifies Sacha Baron Cohen as the Celebrity "Attempting to Intimidate Me" Regarding Her Memoir



Rebel Wilson has disclosed that Sacha Baron Cohen is the Hollywood figure behind the threats aimed at preventing the release of her forthcoming memoir, "Rebel Rising."


Previously, the Australian actress had hinted at encountering a "massive a**hole" in her career, who subsequently engaged crisis PR tactics and began issuing threats upon learning she intended to dedicate a chapter in her memoir to exposing his conduct.


In a recent Instagram update on March 25, Wilson stated, "I refuse to be intimidated or silenced by expensive lawyers or PR crisis managers. The individual I refer to in ONE CHAPTER of my book is Sacha Baron Cohen."


Wilson had earlier expressed, "Now the a**hole is trying to threaten me. He’s hired a crisis PR manager and lawyers. He’s trying to stop press coming out about my new book. But the book WILL come out and you will all know the truth."


In a March 15 Instagram post, Wilson remarked, "When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, yeah, ‘I have a no ahole policy, means like, yeah, I don’t work with aholes.’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah. I mean, that sounds sensible or logical. But then it really sunk in because I worked with a massive ahole and yeah, now I definitely have a no aholes policy."

Wilson and Baron Cohen co-starred in the 2016 film "The Brothers Grimsby."


During a radio appearance in 2014, Wilson hinted at being pressured by him to perform nude scenes in the comedy, threatening to report the harassment to their shared agent.

“Every day he’s like, ‘Just go naked, it will be funny. Remember in Borat when I did that naked scene? It was hilarious,’” Wilson recalled. “On the last day, I thought I’d obviously won the argument and he got a body double to do the naked scene.”


However, for the final scene in "Grimsby," Wilson alleged that Baron Cohen asked her to perform an unplanned act, which she declined as it wasn't scripted.


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