Sacha Baron's "Borat 2" has got itself in legal trouble with Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans' estate.
In "Borat 2" Sacha Baron's character interacts with Judith Dim Evans, a Holocaust survivor who tells her Holocaust stories thinking of it as a serious documentary in January, reported by Indiewire.
Unfortunately, Judith Dim Evans passed away between filming the scene and the "Borat 2" release later this month.
The estate of the recently deceased Holocaust survivor is suing the creators of the Borat sequel to have her interview pulled from the flick before its release on Amazon Prime next Friday.
According to the lawsuit filed by Evans' daughter, the executor of her estate, Judith Dim Evans was "horrified" to learn that "the movie was actually a comedy intended to mock the Holocaust and Jewish culture."
It seeks the removal of the interview plus damages of less than $75,000 for fraud, false light invasion of privacy, and appropriation of Evans' likeness for commercial gain.
However, Deadline has reported that "Out of respect, Sacha Baron had someone tell Evans and her friend who shares the scene with her that Cohen was himself Jewish and playing an ignorant character as a means of Holocaust education."
Cohen's team notified Evans about the real nature of the scene after it was shot. Deadline also reports there is footage of Evans being told the context of the scene, as well as Cohen's real identity.
In addition to dedicating the film to Evans, Deadline reports the filmmaking team worked with some members of Evans' family to set up a website in her honor. Cohen has also reportedly tasked Amazon Prime "to agree to create a way for viewers of the film to hear Evans tell the story of what happened to her family during WWII," separate from that of the feature.
"Borat 2" begins streaming October 23 on Amazon Prime.