Rudy Giuliani Addresses Borat Nontroversy

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Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday evening addressed the fuss over the released footage showing him in a hotel room with a young woman seemingly with his hands down his pants. After a still photo surfaced of the encounter, which was really an elaborate prank conducted by actor Sacha Baron Cohen, leftists pounced, believing that they had caught him in a scandal. But it appears they are being disappointed once again. 

In the footage, the former mayor is seen lying on a bed with his hands in his pants in front of the young woman, an actress playing a reporter who was there to interview him. But after a radio interview, Giuliani posted a series of tweets explaining that he was adjusting his clothing after having his microphone removed. 

Later on Wednesday, Giuliani called WABC radio in New York to further explain the matter. He told the host that he was not engaging in inappropriate behavior with the woman. He indicated that the early release of the scene was a plot to distract from his role in exposing allegedly illicit business dealings carried out by Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

“I had to take off the electronic equipment,” Giuliani insisted.”He continued:

“And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back, and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on. I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take, which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.”

“The Borat video is a complete fabrication,” Mr. Giuliani, 76, tweeted after his appearance on the show. “At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”

When the incident occurred in July, Giuliani called the police after Cohen entered the room to deliver the prank’s punchline. The actor fled the room and left the former mayor to speak with Cohen’s lawyer. Giuliani later realized he had been pranked. 

This is not the first time Cohen has pranked a high-profile Republican. He has also targeted former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, and a state lawmaker in Georgia. 

As I stated in my last piece on this subject, Giuliani is right in his questioning the timing of this release. The movie is scheduled to appear on Amazon Prime on Friday. But it is difficult to believe that the photos being published the day after the former mayor exposed the fact that Hunter Biden was allegedly engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior with underage girls was a mere coincidence. 

The fact the corporate press, social media companies, and now, Hollywood is trying to distract from the Biden scandal is definitely a sign that this story could potentially cost Joe Biden the election. 

 

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