Holocaust survivor's estate sues 'Borat' sequel creators over false pretenses
© SSacha Baron Cohen as "Borat" in Sydney, Australia on Nov. 13, 2006. (Getty)

The estate of the late Holocaust survivor Judith Dim Evans is suing the creators of a new “Borat” sequel for allegedly using her likeness under false pretenses, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported this week.

Sacha Baron Cohen, under the guise of his Borat character, interviewed Evans in Atlanta earlier this year. Evans believed she was speaking as an expert in Jewish studies for a documentary on the Holocaust, and did not approve of the footage being used in the spoof film.

“Ms. Evans did not consent to the commercial use of her likeness in ‘Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,’ or in a comedy ‘mockumentary,' ” documents from the lawsuit filed this week by Evans’s estate in the Superior Court of Fulton reportedly said.


Cohen has not been named in the lawsuit against Amazon and Oak Springs Productions, the companies behind “Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm,” which is set to be released on Amazon Prime on Oct. 23.

The estate hopes to get scenes featuring Evans removed from the upcoming film, and is suing for damages of less than $75,000 for false light invasion of privacy, appropriation of Evans's likeness for commercial gain and fraud, according to legal documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Evans passed away this summer.

Amazon did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.