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Rebel Wilson Accuses Sacha Baron Cohen Of On-Set Harassment

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Rebel Wilson, known for her roles in 'Pitch Perfect' and 'JoJo Rabbit,' is set to release her memoir, 'Rebel Rising,' on April 2. The book promises to delve into her life and career, with one chapter specifically addressing her experience with a male co-star. Wilson recently took to Instagram to reveal that she had been threatened by lawyers over this chapter.

In her social media posts, Wilson identified Sacha Baron Cohen as the individual she plans to discuss in her book. The two actors worked together on the film 'The Brothers Grimsby' in 2016. Wilson hinted that the chapter in question would likely cover her interactions with Cohen during the making of the movie.

This isn't the first time Wilson has spoken out about her experience working with Cohen. In a 2014 radio interview, she recounted instances where Cohen pressured her to perform nude scenes and make lewd gestures that were not part of the script. Wilson claimed that Cohen even went as far as requesting her to stick her finger up his butt during filming.

Wilson's past comments align with tweets she shared in 2017, where she detailed being harassed by a male co-star who tried to coerce her into engaging in inappropriate behavior. Despite facing these challenges, Wilson has remained steadfast in her decision to include her experiences in her upcoming memoir.

Representatives for both Rebel Wilson and Sacha Baron Cohen have not yet responded to requests for comments on the matter. Wilson's revelations have sparked interest and anticipation for the release of 'Rebel Rising,' as readers eagerly await to learn more about her encounters in the entertainment industry.

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