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Israeli Comic Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over Borat Catchphrase

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Israeli Comic Sues Sacha Baron Cohen Over Borat Catchphrase

Published on January 30, 2007 with No Comments

Sacha Baron Cohen as BoratBritish funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen is facing another legal battle over his character Borat Sagdiyev – this time from an Israeli comedian who alleges he stole his signature line.

Dovale Glickman intends to sue the Golden Globe Award winner for copyright infringement, accusing him of stealing the phrase “Wa wa wee wa”, which he says belongs to him.

Baron Cohen has already been sued by southern conservatives in the US, college fraternity members and Romanian villagers who claim they were duped into appearing in hit film Borat.

The Israeli comedian claims he coined Borat’s phrase 16 years ago for a character on the hit Israeli comedy show Zehu Zeh and even used the expression in a series of TV commercials for the Israeli yellow pages.

He states the phrase became popular all over the country and is still commonly heard on the street in Israel.

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