Richelle Olson is suing Sacha Baron Cohen (Borat) for $25,000 for injuries she sustained in the filming of his new movie, Bruno (due for release July 10, 2009). Cohen’s fashion pundit alter-ego, Bruno, was participating in a bingo fundraiser for nursing students when he begin using obscene language while calling a bingo game.
Olson (an elderly woman) claims that Cohen pushed her over when she tried to take the microphone away from him and that the cameramen attacked. She also claims that when she ran from the stage, she fainted and fell and suffered bleeding in her brain. As a result, she is confined to a wheelchair (SF Chronicle).
It’s not clear whether this footage will be included in Bruno.