The estate of Judith Dim Evans, who passed away but was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen in character as Borat prior to her death, sued Amazon and Oak Springs Productions and said that she was interviewed under false pretenses and appeared in the film without her permission, despite that Baron Cohen broke character and revealed his identity during the filming.
“The lawsuit was dismissed, unconditionally. The lawsuit is over,” Russell Smith, defense counsel for Amazon and whom also represents Baron Cohen, told TheWrap in a statement. “Sacha Baron Cohen was deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with Judith Dim Evans, whose compassion and courage as a Holocaust survivor has touched the hearts of millions of people who have seen the film. Judith’s