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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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I know the girl in the lawsuit. She is a drama queen with more issues than you can imagine. She also "fell" off a stairclimber at a gym and went to the hospital in an ambulance. I'm betting there's a lawsuit associated with that, too. Her health problems are more about her love of painkillers than actual injuries. She deserves nothing from Cohen.

1933 days ago


For the people that support this unfunny dude,I wonder if your supporting chris brown because they both put hands on women and are both wrong.Forget anything that may have happened later what about what happened before with him physically hitting her,he has not denied anything.I cant believe he has still had success after this.He is a loser and I hope he has to pay up big time.

1933 days ago


And I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that she is probably pushing 80. Nobody under 70 plays bingo
First of all, f she was in her 70's, would that make it right? Second of all, she's in her late 30's-early 40's and she was calling the numbers, not playing bingo.

If his actions caused her to be physically harmed, then she deserves a huge settlement for it. I was injured at work as a result of negligence by the doctor that I worked for and have had several major back surgeries. I have had severe chronic pain for the last 10 years. I can hardly get around to do anything with my kids. It was all a result of someone else's negligence. There is no amount of money in the world that would make up for what I have to go through. The courts will decide if Mrs. Olsen was truly injured as a result of Cohen's actions, and if she was, she deserves to be paid for it. I'm sure that she would much rather have her health back. I know that I would!!!

1932 days ago
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