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Meet the Woman Who's Suing Bruno

6/4/2009 5:53 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Richelle Olson suing Sacha Baron CohenThis is the woman who is suing Sacha Baron Cohen over the alleged violent attack at the bingo parlor during the filming of "Bruno."

Her name is Richelle Olson. She's 39 years old and lives in Palmdale, CA. Olson claims Cohen came to her charity bingo match for the elderly in the character "Bruno" and began calling numbers in a vulgar and offensive way. Olson says when she tried grabbing the mic away from him, Cohen attacked her, as did several of his cameramen.

Olson says she fell to the ground, suffered brain bleeds and has been forced to use a wheelchair or a walker ever since.

Her friends tell us Olson has deteriorated since the incident. The pic was taken either before or shortly after the alleged attack.

It was first printed this morning by the Antelope Valley Press.

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Jessica    

Who cares what she looks like? She was injured unneccessarily and that's unfortunate no matter what.

1914 days ago
17.

anon    

#5--She can't fake the brain bleeds, but she also can't prove he's responsible. After all, she initiated physical contact with him, not vice-versa. And the fall on to the concrete which caused the injury happened after she left his presence. How is he responsible? And, you can see them knocking her down ? With cameras rolling? Not likely.

#10--The fact that she tried to take the microphone away from Sacha and he pushed her away DOES NOT add legitimacy to her complaints. It shows that she assaulted him and was injured in the process. It's not legally his fault. In all likelihood Sacha will NOT pay (and he shouldn't).

1914 days ago
18.

Wombat    

Have any of you ever been to Palmdale, Ca.? When low class bums roaming anywhere in California scrape the crap off of their shoes they throw it on a bus and ship it to Palmdale. It is not a huge town and used to be nice until it was "discovered" and almost overnight became a new home paradise with really low prices...then all of the welfare agencies in Los Angeles began stuffing brochures about Palmdale in along with the checks to all of the gangster neighborhoods and (once again) almost overnight it became a drug/gang infested sewer. A somewhat small town and all of a sudden it had a dozen streets being barricaded from friday to sunday to try and stem the tide of drug buying and prostitution. So...Sorry, though I cannot stand this Cohen clown I would not believe anyone from Palmdale about anything ...even if they said the sun was going to rise tomorrow.

1914 days ago
19.

Casey    

I would like to join this fight and develop some strong feeling in support of one side or the other, but Cohen's comedy is so boring and uninteresting to me that I can't. This is like the only strand on TMZ that has ever left me feeling completely and utterly indifferent.

1914 days ago
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jeff davis    

Playing bingo with the elderly. Get a life you gold digging beeeeeitch

1914 days ago
21.

Zach Swan    

Jimbo - she's definitely no older than 39. Fact: after 30, unless they have plastic surgery (which many do), women age ridiculously fast. Consequently you get 39 yr olds like her who actually look like they're in their early 50's. I don't know why this is.

1914 days ago
22.

El    

Another Gold Digger, my wife is 38, never had surgery and never wears makeup, and still gets carded! "Aging fast" varies from woman to woman. Sure, there are 39 year olds that don't take care of themselves, but then there are women like Sophia Loren who is 76 and STILL looks a lot nicer than this scary bitch!

1914 days ago
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SerenainAZ    

OMG I can't beleive people would take Sacha Baron Cohen's side on this and call this woman a gold digger (that term is used for women that marry well anyways)
But you can't fake a bleeding brain!!! Cohan has no talent and needs to be put in his place he's ugly and is not funny in the least he makes jokes at other people's expence and makes money on it. And anyone that pays any money to see this moron is just as dumb as his little skits.
It's a sad world when someone can get seriously hurt and people take the wrong doer's side.
Proof that the world is full of stupid and unfeeling people.
If this woman was your mother or sister I'm sure you would all feel different and call the first lawyer you could find.

1914 days ago
24.

Kathryn    

That is the weirdest picture I've seen in a long time. It looks like she's underwarter or something. She looks weird!!

1914 days ago
25.

Emily    

OHHHHHH SHE'S FROM PALMDALE!! That explains EVERYTHING!!!

Certifiable GOLD-DIGGER!!!

1914 days ago
26.

j.w.    

i have been there and have seen cheating with my own eyes... somebody needs to check there 'charity' tax returns.. lets see how much she is giving to the charities....liar liar pants on fire richelle.... u know it......

1914 days ago
27.

Mr Opinionated    

Are you sure this is a woman that is suing. From the picture you used she looks like a tranny and not a good one either

1914 days ago
28.

oprah & michel hater    

I was there it did not happen the way she said...shes a lying whore.......if you hire bruno...you know he can be vulgar...this silly bitch just wants money....dumb whore!

1914 days ago
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oprah & michel hater    

I GUESS THIS GOLD DIGGING STUPID WHORE COULDNT FIND AN OLD MAN TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF...SO SHE COMES UP WITH THIS CHIT...............SKANKY BITCH! GO DROWN IN SOME TOILET YOU HALF WIT SLUT!!! BRUNO POWER! WHAT THE HELL IS SOME 39 YEAR OLD SLUT DOING PLAYING BINGO WITH SENIORS...ME THINKS SHE IS ONE OF THOSE THAT USES THE ELDERLY!

1914 days ago
30.

L    

Palmdale is the armpit of California. Tweakers, gangs, low lifes, meth labs everywhere. This doesn't surprise me.

1914 days ago
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