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Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205927
11/10/06 11:37 AM
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Anything for a buck these days...

Humiliated frat boys sue 'Borat'

Two fraternity boys want to make lawsuit against "Borat" over their drunken appearance in the hit movie.

The legal action filed Thursday on their behalf claims they were duped into appearing in the spoof documentary "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," in which they made racist and sexist comments on camera.

The young men "engaged in behavior that they otherwise would not have engaged in," the lawsuit says.

"Borat" follows the adventures of comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's Kazakh journalist character in a blend of fiction and improvised comic encounters as he travels across the United States and mocks Americans.

The plaintiffs were not named in the lawsuit "to protect themselves from any additional and unnecessary embarrassment." They were identified in the movie as fraternity members from a South Carolina university, and appeared drunk as they made insulting comments about women and minorities to Cohen's character.

The lawsuit claims that in October 2005, a production crew took the students to a bar to drink and "loosen up" before participating in what they were told would be a documentary to be shown outside of the United States.

"They were induced to agree to participate and were told the name of the fraternity and the name of their school wouldn't be used," said the plaintiffs' attorney, Olivier Taillieu. "They were put into an RV and were made to believe they were picking up Borat the hitchhiker."

After a bout of heavy drinking, the plaintiffs signed a release form they were told "had something to do with reliability issues with being in the RV," Taillieu said.

The film "made plaintiffs the object of ridicule, humiliation, mental anguish and emotional and physical distress, loss of reputation, goodwill and standing in the community," the lawsuit said.

It names 20th Century Fox, a unit of News Corp., and three production companies as defendants.

Studio spokesman Gregg Brilliant said the lawsuit "has no merit."

The plaintiffs were seeking an injunction to stop the studio from displaying their image and likeness, along with unspecified monetary damages.

"Borat" debuted as the top movie last weekend with $26.5 million.

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205928
11/10/06 12:03 PM
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umm...they would otherwise not have engaged in stupid nasty behavior if they knew someone (other than a Kazikstani hitchhiker) might find out? Stupid is as stupid does, but I am not sure that is a valid defense under SC law.

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205929
11/10/06 12:19 PM
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Just because you can find some lawyer to file suit on your behalf doesn't mean you have a meritorious cause of action! :rolleyes:

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205930
11/10/06 12:34 PM
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I can't wait to see this movie!

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205931
11/10/06 12:52 PM
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seems to me this is the one sure fire way to make SURE their antics are seen by an even wider audience than has already! i cant wait for channel 18 to show it smile

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205932
11/10/06 12:56 PM
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Alcohol....a beautiful thing. Loosens up the old tongue and let's your TRUE self out. I read this on CNN this morning and laffed hard.


whaddaya mean yer all outta Jack's?
Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205933
11/10/06 12:57 PM
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It's a clever marketing ploy by 20th Century Fox

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205934
11/10/06 01:10 PM
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saw the movie a couple days ago...
Has some funny things but would not see it for a 2nd time, unless you like hairy man asses...

Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205935
11/10/06 01:10 PM
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Geez.....us Here we go again. Frivolous lawsuits abound in the U.S. and suing because you were being drunk and stupid is pretty much stupid within itself!


Take the road less traveled
Re: Trying to get rich for being drunk and stupid! #205936
11/10/06 01:15 PM
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Not that this is such a case, but lots of suits people are quick to label "frivolous" aren't.

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