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Sacha Baron Cohen sued in Bruno bingo brawl

When not busy teabagging Eminem, Sacha Baron Cohen's character Bruno is out causing mischief among the populace. One such incident just got the actor sued by a California woman who says a brawl with Bruno left her in a wheelchair.

Tbd-sachabaroncohen060409 TMZ says that Richelle Olson, executive director of Desert Valley Charities, is suing Cohen and NBC Universal, among others, after Bruno showed up as a celebrity number-caller at a Palmdale bingo hall she was running for elderly players. She says Bruno used "vulgar and offensive language" and tried taking the microphone from him, after which a "physical struggle ensued" and Cohen "offensively touched, pushed and battered" her, forcing her to fall.

Three cameramen and other unnamed people rushed to the stage "where defendants attacked (her) for a period of one to five minutes to intentionally create a dramatic emotional response ... while (they) recorded her humiliation and embarrassment." Olson then went into another room, where she apparently passed out and hit her head on the floor. Drama.

The suit states she was diagnosed with "two brain bleeds" at a hospital, and she has been confined to a walker or wheelchair since. She's seeking unspecified damages, including loss of relations with her husband. Now that sounds like a joke Bruno can get behind.

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:39am]


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