British comedian SACHA BARON COHEN has won a lawsuit filed against him by a
woman who unwittingly appeared in his hit movie BORAT: CULTURAL LEARNINGS OF
AMERICA FOR MAKE BENEFIT GLORIOUS NATION OF KAZAKHSTAN.
Etiquette teacher Kathie Martin attempted to sue Cohen, Twentieth Century,
One America Productions Inc., Everyman Pictures, Dune Entertainment, MTV
Networks, Comedy Central, Dakota North Entertainment Inc. and Four by Two
Production Co., claiming she was embarrassed and humiliated by her appearance
in the movie.
The court was told how Martin featured in the movie presenting guests at a
dinner party with a bag of human feces after giving etiquette lessons to
Cohen’s character Borat.
But Alabama Supreme Court ruled Martin cannot sue Cohen and the companies
that produced the movie in the state because she signed an agreement stating
only courts in New York could hear any disputes that arose from her appearance.