The lawsuit claims that a production crew took the students to a bar to "loosen up" before participating in what they were told would be a documentary to be shown outside of the United States, and that they signed waivers after drinking heavily.
Their embarrassment over the film's hilarious, cringe-inducing blend of fiction and improvised comedy is magnified by its success — "Borat" has topped the box office two weeks in a row, earning a total of .8 million.
Last year, Haggerty agreed to be filmed for what he thought was a benign documentary on his client's journey across America.
C., is one of the unwitting co-stars of the surprise hit movie "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit of Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan." Haggerty has no hard feelings toward Borat, a.k.a.
comedian Sacha Baron Cohen — but the same can't be said for others who were humiliated or even lost their jobs thanks to the awkward fellow with the bushy mustache.
While teaching American humor to a gregarious and absurdly out-of-touch foreign journalist, Pat Haggerty realized something was off — who WAS this guy?
Haggerty, a public speaking coach from Washington, D.
He hurriedly signed a release form, was paid 0, and the lesson began.
As cameras rolled, his client told raunchy stories in garbled English and laughed heartily at the expense of handicapped people.