Rudy Giuliani says the hotel bedroom scene in the new Borat movie is a “hit job.”
In the film, Giuliani is shown with his hand down his pants after flirting with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist in a scene in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit Borat film.
The scene shot in a New York hotel room in July – which resulted in Giuliani calling police – includes a moment when Giuliani is seen lying on a bed with his shirt untucked and his hand down his pants with the young woman nearby.
Speaking on his weekly radio program on WABC on Wednesday afternoon, Giuliani called the scene “a hit job.”
“I am tucking my shirt in, I assure you, that’s all that I was doing,” he said.
He said he realised he was being set up when the woman asked whether he wanted a massage.
“At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate,” Giuliani tweeted. “If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise, he is a stone-cold liar.”
Giuliani went to the hotel room thinking he was being interviewed about the Trump administration’s Covid-19 response. The young woman is flirtatious with him and invites him to the bedroom, which is rigged with hidden cameras.
Giuliani then asks for her phone number and address. He lies back on the bed and has his hands in his pants.
The hotel room scene ends when Baron Cohen, who was disguised as part of the crew, bursts into the room in an outlandish outfit screaming that the young woman is 15 years old.
Up to that point, there is no indication she is underage. The character, Borat’s daughter, is played by actress Maria Bakalova, who is listed as 24 years old on the Internet Movie Database site, IMDb.com.