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Sacha's Alleged Victim Goes Downhill

6/3/2009 8:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We've been checking all day on the story we broke about Sacha Baron Cohen being sued for allegedly attacking a woman at a bingo game -- and we've learned the woman who's suing is in really bad shape.

As we reported, Richelle Olson is suing Cohen, NBC Universal and others over an incident in 2007, when she was emceeing a charity bingo match for the elderly. Olson says she was told a celebrity would come to call numbers, and none other than Bruno appeared. She claims she tried grabbing the mic back after he was "vulgar and offensive," and he allegedly attacked her. Olson says she suffered brain bleeds and is confined to a wheelchair.

Now we're told that since the incident, people who play bingo with Olson say they have watched her deteriorate before their eyes. She's lost "drastic amounts of weight" and is extremely frail. In fact, we're told just last Saturday Olson fell during a bingo game, hit her head and bled. An ambulance came ... she eventually went to the ER where she was treated.

One bingo player says Olson looks like she has aged 20 years in the last year-and-a-half.

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donna    

Come on; she's an old lady and now she' s older! That's what old people do; they get old and then they die.

1934 days ago
32.

renee    

JESUS CHRIST!!!!! SHE'S ACTING LIKE HER CHILD JUST DIED, IF THATS HER BIGGEST PROBLEM IN HER LIFE THAT SOME GUY WAS OBNOXIOUS AT BINGO. THEN IM JEALOUS I WANT HER LIFE. RENEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1934 days ago
33.

scat2me    

Look at how much Menem aged since he got a wiff of tuckus!

1934 days ago
34.

blondemom    

It's about time this guy gets into trouble! Ok, some of his stuff is funny, but this crosses the line. She didn't know this was going to happen. If she knew, then i would say suck it up woman. It's NOT her fault this happend. There is NO way she would have known he would go this crazy! He needs to come out and make admends with her over this! Actors do not get a free pass to hurt anyone that they want and he needs to be made an example of! She's earned every penny she gets out of him! I now have NO intention to see the movie or anything he has/will do again!

1934 days ago
35.

yobananaboy    

hey idiots this is like borat its going to make more people watch bruno and if you dont its okay because it will still be number one regardless he'll still have money he has a hot ass wife you are still on the internet hating...and its obvious this old lady fell on her own theres no way a judge will fall for this PEACEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

1934 days ago
36.

gitrdun    

She doesn't deserve a penny from him. She was the one who started the physical altercation by trying to grab the microphone away from him. I'm not saying she doesn't have some health problems. She's still just another loser trying to make easy money from a lawsuit. People like her are the reason why your health and car insurance are so high.

1934 days ago
37.

Hilary    

i'm w/ all of the people who feel this "comedian" has worn out his welcome. In the Borat film --- I watched it on television one night -- it was so awful to see that sweet, older Jewish couple try to make him comfortable in their bed and breakfast -- and then, the way he treated them. I will not see Bruno,. I hope Richelle Olsen wins a HUGE LAWSUIT, which will keep this awful man from doing these kinds of movies.
I, too, feel sorry for his little girl.

1934 days ago
38.

Kria    

She had 2 BRAIN BLEEDS, so I hope she gets money out of him! I know he thinks he's some kind of "method actor" or something but he's an f'ing idiot! Grow up, quit playing dress up and get a life outside of these stupid charachters you come up with. It's not like your curing cancer your an actor, you play for a living.

1934 days ago
39.

LisaL    

I still call BS.
If she had brain bleed or whatever caused by some attack on her, why did she wait so long to sue.
Just smells like either she, or a lawyer got wind of it and are just in it to get their names out there and to get a big fat paycheck.

1934 days ago
40.

kaitlyn    

It said she was injured in 2007 but she’s suing now it doesn’t make sense and did he even start making Bruno then he was working on other thing in 2007 so I think it’s weird that in the 2 years she deciding to sue now when he’s in the public eye now more then ever.

1934 days ago
41.

Mercy    

There is a movie from 2006 with Kate Winslet and Jennifer Connelly called " Little Children " .
In one scene , the registered sex offender's mother (Phyllis Somerville )is suddenly woken up very late at night by a disgraced ex-police officer (Noah Emmerich ) yelling on a bull horn to the neighborhood to keep their children safe and beware of the sex offender, however the scuffle that takes place between the mother and the ex police officer yelling in the bullhorn is exactly how I envision this happening between Sasha and the little old lady ...

Not funny ( yet that scene in the movie was hysterical ) but there are so many other factors involved and they need to investigate her medical records to see if she was previously ailing from any underlying illness.
Her anger coupled with the drama would not affect someone in their 40's, 50's , even 60's , but it is enough to send a frail elderly person over the edge...

1934 days ago
42.

nico    

Every time you watch one of his movies its like giving him a quarter to show his crotch to some old lady on the street or to make a fat kid eat a worm. This stuff was supposed to stop being funny in grade school. I hope he pays. That would be funny. :)

1934 days ago
43.

Fina    

Nothing that a few mil can't take care of right? Lol

1934 days ago
44.

dev    

I had the misfortune of seeing Borat, followed by that nascar type movie he did with the SNL guy. After seeing those two movies, I hope she wins. I'm sick of these no talent douchebag celebrities getting famous for being douchebags (ie: Heidi, Spencer, Paris, The Osbournes and the list goes on). I think they should be sent to Afghanistan so our troops can get in a lil target practice. Besides, some of the movies the newer crop of douchebags are doing, they're like wmd's. I won't even get into all of the douchebag tossers who are trying to pretend they're musicians these days.


1934 days ago
45.

wow.    

okay, now that someone has gotten hurt by him can we please make him go away? He's NOT funny. He's offensive.

1934 days ago
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