Giuliani denies inappropriate behavior in upcoming 'Borat' movie

By Matthew Choi
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Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday denied touching himself inappropriately in the upcoming “Borat” movie, insisting that a reported clip from the film was taken out of context.

“The Borat video is a complete fabrication,” Giuliani wrote on Twitter. “I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment. At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”

The tweets come after a Guardian report that the upcoming movie includes a scene in which Giuliani, President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and a former mayor of New York, appears to touch his genitals while alone with an actor playing Borat’s daughter. The Guardian reported that the scene was part of a set-up for the movie, which loops unknowing people into gags involving the caricatured titular character.

The actor playing Borat’s daughter pretended to be a conservative journalist interviewing Giuliani, the Guardian reported. After the two finished their interview, they went to a bedroom where she helped remove his microphone. In the clip, Giuliani then allegedly lay down and reached into his pants until Baron Cohen, who plays Borat, intervened in character. NBC News and The Daily Beast reported similar descriptions of the scene.

Giuliani called the New York City police on Cohen once he realized it was all a gag, Page Six reported at the time. Giuliani acknowledged calling police in his Wednesday tweets.

The movie is set to be released on Friday.