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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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46.

420 GIRL    

Sorry to disappoint you.
We had a 16 acres ranch on BC Rd.

Had nothing to do with hippies ...

It had to do with enjoying life, having some cool animals and being only 45 minutes out of the SFV.

So let your "imagination" run wild.

1875 days ago
47.

CutTheCrap    

# 24 u tardo......I am female 39 and look ten yrs YOUNGER that I actually am..Fact of the matter is if you take care of yourself or have been blessed w/ good genes you will age well. If you act and feel old all the time and have some sort of health issue then YES a woman or man will look well older that she/he is...F TARD

1875 days ago
48.

yobananaboy    

hey why didnt this hoe sue him when he did it like a year ago but now commercials of bruno came out she sueing now? LMAOOOOo if the judge doesnt see this is an obviously get rich quick scheme then hes a moron like this old hag PEACEEEE! oh and please stop hating its not gonna do anything because hes still gonna be rich and comes home to a hot ass wife unlike u losers who lives in the basement of your parents place.

1875 days ago
49.

Blinded by the light    

Gina.....how fu*&#^*$ rude you are to comment on how you think another person lives. And as far as "I can't believe how many people post on here that have very little if any education"...you just posted on here yourself dumb ass so I guess that makes you as stupid as everyone else. DUH!

1875 days ago
50.

Zach Swan    

Dear CutTheCrap: You keep telling yourself that you look ten years younger, sweet cheeks, and maybe eventually you'll believe it yourself. No one else does. I suppose you could be one in a million, but as I said, most chicks just start to look ragged after their thirtieth birthday. Some even before it. Don't know why.

1875 days ago
51.

Perez Hilton's Bumhole    

I smell a scam. This woman is a golddigger.

1875 days ago
52.

echoingpurple    

I dont like Cohen either but all this bs with this woman happened in 2007. If she was that drastically injured at the time of the incident, she/anyone with a brain in the room would of called the cops, got a report written up, and went in an ambulance ASAP (considering she is telling the truth about her injuries).

But none of this is the case. She must have been talking to a relative, friend, or watching TV and saw his "Bruno" persona on the TV (a sneak preview for his movie for example). That light bulb must have gone off in her head and called her attorney ASAP!!!! They realized he was a "celebrity" (I use the term ever so loosely) and went out for $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$! Good luck trying to prove your case in court old bingo lady!

Another aspect about this case which leaves me thinking is that she agreed to let a "celebrity" (again, using that term ever so slightly) come into that building for a charity bingo game of some sorts. Which means she would of had to sign a waiver, form, or something which legally let Cohen film all of the drama that unfolded. And I bet you anything that somewhere in the fine print it said something to the effect of "we are not at fault for anything that happens here". And I believe anything health wise would DEF be covered under that stipulation.

I feel bad for the woman if she did get hurt, but we also need to remember that after Cohen, or should I say "Bruno" embarrassed her about the mic situation, she ran into another room where she started crying, which led to her fainting and hitting her head on the ground. So really, Cohen is not at fault here. If she was that upset, she should of sat down on a chair, the floor etc. Its even harder to pin this on Cohen because he wasn't even in the same room where she let herself fall onto a hard floor.

Nice try Bingo lady, but no cigar.

1875 days ago
53.

Emily    

THIS CHICK IS FROM PALMDALE! THAT EXPLAINS EVERYTHINGGGGGG AND THEN SOME!! IF I WERE HER I WOULD BE SUING LIKE CRAZY TO GET THE *EFF OUT OF PALMDALE!!! THAT PLACE IS... I *SHUTTER* TO EVEN DISCUSS!!!

1874 days ago
54.

Mary Worth    

Such tiny eyes and a huge jawline! She looks weird. Is this a recent pic?

Well, if she had had "brain bleeds" she must have had medical attention. They will have the records and history.
If there were witnesses to the incident, his defense lawyer will get the real story, we hope.

Speaking of "bleeding" there are a lot of leeches out there. They make up incidents and bleed the celebs for as much money as they can. It's easier than working for a living!

1874 days ago
55.

WATERBOARD GAGA    

COHEN IS THE ANTICHRIST. HE WAS NEVER FUNNY AS ALI G, AND NEVER FUNNY SINCE. I PRAY HOURLY THAT HIS GENITALS FALL OFF, AND THAT HE GETS INCURABLE LARYNGEAL CANCER AND CAN NO LONGER SPEAK >>>>>>>>>>>> BECAUSE HE ISNT FUNNY...!!!!! ONLY REPUBLICANS WHO THINK THEY'RE BEING LIBERAL FOR A NIGHT ARE THOSE THAT DONT WANT TO VOMIT WHENEVER THEY SEE HIS NAME. FEED THIS IDIOT THROUGH A MEAT GRINDER.

1874 days ago
56.

WATERBOARD GAGA    

palmdale is just a giant trailor park, the likes you see on COPS or AMW. this ugly chick looks like she's just collecting Disability because shes too UGLY for anyone to hire her ugly face....

1874 days ago
57.

WATERBOARD GAGA    

she might actually look more attractive with blood pouring out of her cracked skull than this pic....i hope god sends her straight to hell, she looks like a whore and a prostitute and an alcoholic and satan's hooker........

1874 days ago
58.

annie    

if this is true its time for cohen to GROW UP. I hope he gets sued.

1874 days ago
59.

uniqua    

this broad claims she is wheel chair bound from a brain bleed. My dad who is 85 years old fell and had brain bleeds, he is still walking. what does a brain bleed have to do with your legs. How dare she. she then put her feel sorry for me picture in the paper. when she comes in bingo to call she is giggling and having fun and will sit there and call for atleast 2 hours. Besides if she fell and hit her head, how would she remember what really happened. Why don't all the people in the av each donate five dollars to her so she can stop making the people in the av look so bad in the press. This is not a recent picture of her. hair is too long in this photo and the wrong color. she is taking this incident to the extreme. check her medical records, she have been passing out for years. Or simply ask all the players in her place how many times she have passed out in the past. well before this 2007 incident. Maybe all the players should file a lawsuit againt her for asking people to lie for her. and the really really sad part about all this, some of the players are actually going to court to perjure themselves for a seventeen dollar buy in. you did not fall on that caller stand, nor did the film crew attack you. because all the people who so call love you never left their seats. afterall we out numbered them and we would have gone into attack mode, atleast the ones who say they love you. your security team, not to mention your husband was no where in sight. the players would not have allowed someone to attack you. if you were attacked on the stage, then why didn't your crack security team call the police or come to your rescue. what do they get paid for. i say produce the film and make me out of a liar. mr and mrs olsen, if you need money that bad, raise the price of the buy-ins another 5 dollars. right now mrs. olsen you look bad with all this publicity. don't you know that when you fight money, all your personal business becomes public.
You suffered brain bleeds two years ago, why are you still in a wheel chair. brain bleeds usually heal themselves in about 6 months. i get the feeling that after you settle this case, you will walk again, because as we all know miracles do happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1874 days ago
60.

CrisDizzle    

You know we're in time economic times when Marilyn Manson is suing Borat! lol

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