Cohen approached Evans for an interview in what he called a documentary earlier this year, the lawsuit states.
Cohen uses a number of antisemitic conspiracy theories as examples to emphasize his fear that the spread of misinformation is a threat to democracy.
The movie -- a direct sequel to Cohen's 2006 film "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" -- was secretly filmed and completed during the pandemic.
The first teaser trailer for the movie premiered this week, and so much of it feels so timely and familiar — even if depicts events from more than 50 years ago.
Cohen has been a public critic of Facebook, which he called “the greatest propaganda machine in history” last November in a speech after receiving an international leadership award from the ADL.
The suit alleges defamation and emotional distress, and asks for $95 million in punitive and compensatory damages.
“Dr. Fauci, what we gonna do? Inject him with the Wuhan flu,” he sang, according to video posted on social media, which showed some members of the crowd singing along.
Sacha Baron Cohen used his moment at the podium to label Mark Zuckerberg a child who spreads Nazi propaganda, while Ricky Gervais told the crowd to f- off.
Beanie Feldstein, Jonah Hill’s sister, received her first Best Actress in a Motion Picture — Comedy or Musical nomination, for Booksmart.
“And it’s no surprise that the greatest propaganda machine in history has spread the oldest conspiracy theory in history — the lie that Jews are somehow dangerous," Cohen said.