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Rebel Wilson Says This Actor Is The 'Massive A**hole' She Devotes Full Chapter To In Book

Actor Rebel Wilson said Sunday that Sacha Baron Cohen is the colleague who occupies an entire unflattering chapter in her upcoming memoir.

The “Pitch Perfect” star took to her Instagram Story to accuse the “Borat” actor of hiring “high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers” to bully or silence her ahead of the April 2 release of “Rebel Rising.”

“The ‘asshole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen,” she wrote.

Rebel Wilson on Sunday said Sacha Baron Cohen is the
Rebel Wilson on Sunday said Sacha Baron Cohen is the "massive asshole" described in her upcoming memoir, "Rebel Rising." Instagram Story

On March 15, Wilson said in an Instagram video that she worked with a “massive asshole” who inspired the “no assholes” policy that she now follows in show business.

Her ominous tone about Baron Cohen seems to portend a serious takedown of the actor, with whom she co-starred in the 2016 spy comedy “The Brothers Grimsby.”

“The book WILL come out, and you will all know the truth,” she wrote in another post.

Wilson has said that Baron Cohen, who co-wrote the film, pressed her to do a nude scene (a body double was eventually used) and digitally penetrate him in an off-script proposition for laughs. Her character spanked him instead.

In a 2017 post as the #MeToo movement gained steam, Wilson levied a similar accusation.

“A male star, in a position of power, asked me to go into a room with him and then asked me repeatedly to stick my finger up his ass,” she wrote at the time. Meanwhile, the man’s friends were laughing and trying to film on their phones, Wilson said.

Baron Cohen told Deadline in a statement Monday that Wilson’s claims about the movie were “demonstrably false.”

“While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of The Brothers Grimsby,” the statement read.

Wilson, who hosted this year's AACTA Awards, is pictured at the awards show in February in her native Australia.
Wilson, who hosted this year's AACTA Awards, is pictured at the awards show in February in her native Australia. Brendon Thorne via Getty Images

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