Just as his comedy hit Borat spawned a few lawsuits from its unwitting victims, Sacha Baron Cohen's latest film, Bruno, has led to a suit as well. TMZ first reported that on May 22, a California woman named Richelle Olsen filed papers claiming she was injured at a 2007 bingo tournament where part of the film was shot. Olsen claims Baron Cohen gained access to the tournament under false pretenses and created a violent situation after using vulgarities while calling a game of bingo. According to her 21-page complaint, Baron Cohen "offensively touched, pushed, and battered" Olson and, after the alleged altercation, she fell and was "rendered unconscious" then rushed to the hospital with a diagnosis of "two brain bleeds." She's seeking more than $25,000 in damages. A representative for Baron Cohen had no comment.
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