Sacha Baron Cohen Denies Rebel Wilson's Claims He Was an 'A-Hole' on 'The Brothers Grimsby'

Sacha Baron Cohen

The actress names the actor as the 'a**hole' she references in her upcoming memoir.

Sacha Baron Cohen is denying Rebel Wilson's latest claims about him. 

On Monday morning, Wilson took to her Instagram Story and revealed the Borat star is the  A-lister she refers to as an "a**hole" in her upcoming memoir, Rebel Rising

"I will not be bullied or silenced by high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers," Wilson wrote. "The 'a**hole' that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen." 

Following the reveal, Cohen released a statement via his spokesperson to ET, denying the Australian actress' claims.

"While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of The Brothers Grimsby," the statement read. 

Wilson and Baron Cohen co-starred in the 2016 film, The Brothers Grimsby, together, where she played the wife of his character, Norman Butcher. 

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Prior to dropping his name, Wilson teased the information in an Instagram video, shared on March 15.

"When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, 'Yeah, I have a no a**hole policy. I don't work with a**holes.' I was like, 'Oh yeah, that sounds sensible, logical,' but then it really sunk in what they were meaning by that, older people in the industry," Wilson reflected. "Because I worked with a massive a**hole and, yeah, I definitely have a no a**holes policy. A chapter on said a**hole is chapter 23. That guy was a massive a**hole."

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Wilson also previously made claims about Baron Cohen in 2014  on the Kyle and Jackie O on KIIS FM radio show, where she accused her co-star of repeatedly asking her to do nude scenes in the film. 

"Sacha is so outrageous," she said at the time. "Every single day he's like, 'Rebel, can you just go naked in this scene?' And I'm like, 'No!'" 


Noting that they had the same American agent, she added, "I'm like, 'Sacha, I'm going to call our agent, Sharon, and tell her how much you are harassing me." 

Rebel Rising will be released on April 2.