After Claiming She’s Being Threatened By An Unnamed Celebrity With A “Crisis PR Manager” Over A Chapter In Her Memoir, Rebel Wilson Has Revealed His Identity

Rebel previously described the actor in question as “outrageous” and claimed he tried pressuring her into performing a lewd act while they were working on a movie together.

This story contains discussion of sexual harassment.

Last week, Rebel Wilson claimed that she was being threatened by an unnamed male celebrity who was allegedly trying to stop her from writing about him in her forthcoming memoir.

Rebel on red carpet in green off-shoulder dress with statement necklace

The book, Rebel Rising, is set to be released April 2. In an Instagram video shared on March 15, Rebel claimed she had dedicated a chapter of the memoir to the unnamed celebrity, describing him as a “massive asshole.”

“When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, ‘Yeah, I have a no-asshole policy. [It] means like, yeah, I don’t work with assholes.’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah. I mean, that sounds sensible or logical,’” she said. “But then it really sunk in [what they meant] because I worked with a massive asshole, and yeah, now I definitely have a no-assholes policy.

“The chapter on said asshole is Chapter 23. That guy was a massive asshole,” she added.

Then, over the weekend, Rebel claimed that the celebrity in question had hired a “crisis PR manager and lawyers” in a bid to “threaten” her ahead of the release of her memoir.

Rebel in a dress speaking into a microphone at an event

“I wrote about an asshole in my book. Now said asshole is trying to threaten me,” she said. “He’s hired a crisis PR manager and lawyers. He is trying to stop press coming out about my book. But the book WILL come out, and you will all know the truth.”

Rebel in a patterned dress sitting on a talk show set

Naturally, Rebel’s comments sparked heaps of speculation about who the mystery celebrity was.

Rebel onstage in a black dress with feathered skirt, holding a microphone

And now Rebel has revealed that the actor she was talking about is Sacha Baron Cohen, whom she worked with in the 2016 film Grimsby.

Sacha in a blue suit with a bow tie at an event

Rebel wrote on her Instagram story, “I will not be bullied or silenced by high priced lawyers or PR crisis managers. The ‘asshole’ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is: Sacha Baron Cohen.”

Screenshot of her IG story with a statement mentioning resistance to bullying by lawyers, naming Sacha Baron Cohen in a book chapter controversy

Sacha has not publicly responded to Rebel’s claims yet, and BuzzFeed has reached out to his representatives for comment.

Back in 2014, an Australian newspaper reported that Rebel described Sacha as “outrageous” while recalling what it was like working with him on Grimsby, in which she played his character’s girlfriend.

Sacha in a checkered suit and black shirt speaking at a podium

“Sacha is so outrageous. Every single day he’s like, ‘Rebel, can you just go naked in this scene?’ And I’m like, ‘No!’” Rebel purportedly claimed.

Rebel smiling at a Miss Saigon event, wearing a blazer with contrasting trim

“Sacha and I have the same agent in America, and I’m like, ‘Sacha, I’m going to call our agent, Sharon, and tell her how much you are harassing me,’” she said.

Rebel Wilson wearing a T-shirt with "Rebel" printed on it, seated at an event

“Every day he’s like, ‘Just go naked, it will be funny. Remember in Borat when I did that naked scene? It was hilarious.’ On the last day, I thought I’d obviously won the argument, and he got a body double to do the naked scene,” she went on to claim.

Rebel also purportedly claimed that Sacha asked her to perform a lewd act on him that wasn’t in the script, telling her that it would make for a “really funny bit.”

Sacha in tuxedo speaks at PGA podium

“Then in the last scene … he was like, ‘Rebel can you just stick your finger up my butt?’” she claimed. “And I went, ‘What do you mean, Sacha? That’s not in the script.’ And he’s like, ‘Look, I’ll just pull down my pants, you just stick your finger up my butt — it’ll be a really funny bit.’”

Rebel Wilson in a sequined outfit at a film event

We’ll keep you posted if anything else unfolds. Rebel’s memoir, Rebel Rising, will be released later this week.

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