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Manners Maven Make Glorious Lawsuit Against Borat

10/25/2007 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

An Alabama etiquette coach who got a little nudie-pic shock in "Borat" is taking off her white gloves and suing Sacha Baron Cohen -- almost a year after the movie was released. Sexy time -- to give it a rest!

Kathie Martin, who runs the Etiquette School of Birmingham, Ala., is just the latest Borat "victim" to bring legal action against Cohen and 20th Century Fox. In Martin's suit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, she alleges "commercial misappropriation, fraud, unjust enrichment, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress" by the movie's producers, and is seeking undisclosed damages.

In her scene in "Borat," Martin is shown a naked picture of Borat's "son" during the course of their "interview." Another Birmingham etiquette coach, Cindy Streit, filed a complaint with California's Attorney General last year, alleging violations of the state's Fair Trade Act.


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Robin Givens, Toronto, Canada    

I loved that scene, that was so funny

2519 days ago

Sir Nigel Buttercrumpet    

Idiots, simpletons and pinheads...

2519 days ago


Typical woman mentality?

Is it not FRAUD when someone gets you to sign a release under false pretenses, lying about what the footage is for? I believe that is what happened.

If knowing your rights is 'woman mentality', what is male mentality than? Criminal?

2519 days ago

Granny Pants    

I'd still totally do him.

2519 days ago


That stupid m0ther-f4cker ain't funny. He lame as h3ll. Wake up people. It is all hype.

2519 days ago

Granny Pants    

Weren't you the guy in the van #19?

2511 days ago
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