Rudy Giuliani Caught in Compromising Position After ‘Borat’ Stunt
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani may have finally met a scandal he can’t brush off. The former mayor and
Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani may have finally met a scandal he can’t brush off. The former mayor and lawyer to President Donald J Trump has just been revealed in a very compromising position after a successful prank from “Borat” actor and mastermind Sacha Baron Cohen.
In July, Rudy Calls the Police
In July, reports emerged that Giuliani had called police after being accosted by a strange man wearing lingerie. The Guardian reports, “Word of the incident first emerged on 7 July, when Giuliani called New York police to report the intrusion of an unusually-dressed man.
‘This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,’ Giuliani told the New York Post. ‘It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.
‘This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away,’ Giuliani said. The police found no crime had been committed.
Giuliani continued: ‘I only later realised it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.’”
What Happens In the Video?
In a clip from the movie which is set to premiere Friday on Amazon Prime Video, it’s unclear what happens both immediately before, and immediately after Giuliani’s embarrassing moment. Maria Bakalova, a 24-year-old actress playing a fake conservative news reporter and “Borat’s” daughter, has just wrapped up an interview with Giuliani and returns with him to his room for drinks. NBC News obtained an advance copy of the movie and writes, “[the movie] shows Giuliani reclining on a bed and then putting his hand down his pants and moving it around for what appears to be a few seconds while the 24-year-old actress playing Borat’s teenage daughter, who is pretending to be a television reporter, stands in front of him.
…Giuliani and the woman, recorded by what seem to be hidden cameras, are eventually interrupted by Cohen, who bursts into the bedroom in his Borat persona, shouting: ‘She’s 15. She’s too old for you!’
Giuliani quickly sits up and appears startled by the presence of Cohen, who wears a pink outfit that resembles lingerie.
The former mayor asks him: ‘Why are you dressed like this?’
Cohen-as-Borat responds: ‘She’s my daughter. Please, take me instead.’
‘I don’t want you,’ Giuliani replies. He then makes his way out of the hotel suite.
[Giuliani] in the context of the film had no reason to believe the fictional interviewer was underage.”
Giuliani May Be In Trouble
Although The Guardian notes that the exchange between Giuliani and Bakalova appears to be consensual, it’s not a good look in the final push towards Election Day when Giuliani’s image is so closely tied to Trump’s.
Per The Guardian, “Even before he reaches into his trousers, Giuliani does not appear to acquit himself especially impressively during the encounter. Flattered and flirtatious, he drinks scotch, coughs, fails to socially distance and claims Trump’s speedy actions in the spring saved a million Americans from dying of Covid. He also agrees – in theory at least – to eat a bat with his interviewer.
Giuliani has become a key figure in the late stages of the US presidential election after obtaining a laptop hard drive purportedly belonging to Hunter Biden and left at a repair shop in Delaware.
His efforts to unearth political dirt on Trump’s rival for the White House mean that the film’s mortifying footage can be seen as an attempt to undermine Giuliani’s credibility. The film, released on Amazon Prime less than a fortnight before the election, ends with an instruction for viewers to vote.”
More Chaos Leading Up to Election Day
With the news fresh about how President Trump abruptly walked away from an interview with 60 Minutes reporter Lesley Stahl, the last thing the Trump campaign needs is more bad press. Unfortunately, the timing seems orchestrated to cause the greatest harm. With so few days left before the election, it’s hard to imagine that the timing on this compromising footage is a coincidence. What the movie will show audiences in it’s entirety remains to be seen, but if Trump was hoping the news cycle would turn to matters other than the chaos in his administration, his hopes were dashed today. Giuliani for his part has made no public statement yet about the upcoming movie.