In one of the most talked about scenes in the new film, Giuliani is interviewed in a hotel suite by the actress playing Borat’s daughter – 24-year-old Maria Bakalova – who is posing as a TV journalist.
When his microphone is taken off, Giuliani reclines on a bed and and appears to have his hand down his trousers before being interrupted by Cohen’s Borat. “She’s 15. She’s too old for you,” Cohen says.
Baron Cohen defends the Rudy Giuliani scandalous scene
Now, Cohen, 49, has defended the Giuliani in another spoof video, describing the scene as an “innocent sexy time encounter”.
“I here to defend America’s Mayor Rudolph Giuliani,” Borat says in a new Twitter video,” he said.
“What was an innocent sexy time encounter between a consenting man and my 15-year-old daughter has been turned into something disgusting by fake news media. I warn you. Anyone else tries this and Rudolph will not hesitate to reach into his legal briefs and whip out his subpoenas.” Borat pronounces subpoenas like “subpenis.”
On Wednesday, Giuliani defended himself on Twitter writing: “I was fully clothed at all times.”
He said he was tucking in his shirt while on the bed and was not doing anything untoward.
Speaking on WABC radio Wednesday, he said: “I lean back and I tuck my shirt in and at that point they have this picture that they take, which looks doctored by in any event. I’m tucking my shirt in, I assure you that’s all I was doing.
“They’ll do anything, they’ll attack me over anything possible. And now the idiot Borat is going after me with a totally sensationalized false account of a ridiculous movie, I guess, he has done.”
Giuliani called it a “hit job” and said that “everybody in Hollywood hates me.”
The movie is on Amazon Prime now.