VIDEO: Sacha Baron Cohen held by police after outrageous stunt on Milan catwalk
By Nick Pisa
Last updated at 7:45 PM on 26th September 2008
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was taken to a police station yesterday after he brought chaos to the Milan fashion show for the second day running.
Despite the increased security after he evaded guards and burst backstage to changing rooms he again managed to get in.
Cohen, best known for his bizarre character Borat, caused havoc after storming the catwalk during the Agata Luiz della Prada show.
SASHA BARON COHEN’S ARREST!
Dressed in a velcro suit he was bundled away by security guards and taken to a nearby police station where he was formally identified.
A police officer at Milan Sempione police station said: ‘A British national by the name of Sacha Baron Cohen was brought here and identified.
‘He did not have any ID documents on him so someone was sent to his hotel when he got here to fetch his passport.
‘He was actually very funny and the first thing he said was ‘Can I make a phone call’ like they do on TV.’
Cohen was released without charge and was last night still thought to be in Milan.
Ben Affleck called comedian friend Sarah Silverman after completing a sit-down interview with a person he was told was a “very famous openly gay fashion journalist”. Ben called the interview “the weirdest sit-down he has ever had with a reporter” explaining that the interviewer’s (wholm he refered to as an “idiot”) first question was “How Do You Like N–s?” After a stunned silence, Silverman asked Affleck “Was this guy’s name Bruno?” Then and only then did Affleck actually realize that the whole thing was a gag. There is no doubt that this interview will be featured in the final cut, which is currently scheduled to hit theaters in October 2008.
Brüno vs. Neo Nazis – Hmmm, he ends the interview below by asking one of them, “Do you think that there are any skinheads that aren’t gay?”
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She serves on the executive board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is co-editing with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edited the anthology Bettering American Poetry 2015 and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.