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Rebel Wilson hits back accusing Sacha Baron Cohen of 'bullying and gaslighting' after footage leaks
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Rebel Wilson hits back accusing Sacha Baron Cohen of 'bullying and gaslighting' after footage leaks

She says the 'edited' video doesn't tell the full story

Rebel Wilson has doubled down on her claims against Sacha Baron Cohen, accusing him of 'bullying and gaslighting' after leaked footage emerged appearing to contradict her claims.

The Pitch Perfect star recently accused the actor of trying to prevent the release of her upcoming memoir Rebel Rising.

In the book, Wilson claims Cohen asked her to stick her finger up his bum during a sex scene for 2016 comedy The Brothers Grimsby.

Cohen has vehemently denied the claims and on Friday, March 29, the Daily Mail released behind-the-scenes footage in which the two actors can be heard discussing the scene.

Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen in The Brother's Grimsby.
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In the video, Wilson, whose book is due to go on sale tomorrow (April 2), can be heard seeming to agree to slapping Cohen's butt and go 'down the crack.'

The Borat star says: "It's almost as if you're going to ram your fingers inside," to which Wilson replies: "Yeah."

But, despite some people claiming the footage proves Cohen is right to deny the claims, Wilson has since hit back, saying the video doesn't tell the full story.

She said in a statement to USA Today: "It is an (expletive) move to release footage of one part of that disgusting episode while leaving out everything that preceded it including my horrified refusal to stick my finger up SBC's butt.

"This could not have possibly been for the film as the director Louis Leterrier was not even present.

"What this edited video shows is what I had to do in order to get out of the room, as written in Rebel Rising.

"Releasing unauthorized and misleading behind the scenes video without my approval is SBC's latest way of bullying and gaslighting me.

"The outpouring of messages from so many who have also been mistreated by SBC show I'm not alone."

Rebel Wilson/Instagram

In her book, Wilson says she was left feeling 'scared' after her co-star insisted on filming an extra scene in which he pulled his pants down and told her to stick her finger up his butt.

"I was now scared. I wanted to get out of there, so I finally compromised: I slapped him on the (bottom) and improvised a few lines as the character," she wrote in the excerpt.

In response a spokesperson for Cohen said in a statement: "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."

UNILAD has reached out to Sacha Baron Cohen's reps regarding the allegations made against him.

Topics: Rebel Wilson, Sacha Baron Cohen, Film and TV, Celebrity