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Thu Oct 29, 2020, 11:59 PM

Borat fundraiser for film's black grandmother raises $110,000

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BORAT SUBSEQUENT MOVIEFILM/AMAZON STUDIOS

Jeanise Jones (right) has been praised for deflecting misogynistic comments during the spoof documentary


Over $110,000 (85,000) has been raised in support of an unwitting star of Sacha Baron Cohen's new mockumentary, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Jeanise Jones, 62, was recruited for the film that sees Kazakh journalist Borat playing pranks on US citizens.

She features in several scenes after being asked to babysit the fictional daughter of Cohen's infamous character.

Following the film's release last week, her church pastor set up a crowdfunding page for fans "to say thank you".

Pastor Derrick Scobey said Ms Jones, who was hired from the congregation of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Oklahoma City, had recently lost her job of 32 years due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-54731822

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:12 AM

1. Excellent

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 12:52 AM

2. She was fantastic

When we finished watching it, she was the only person in the film we thought was honest and kick-ass

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Fri Oct 30, 2020, 01:06 PM

3. Borat's Sacha Baron Cohen donates $100,000 to Jeanise Jones' church

Sacha Baron Cohen has donated $100,000 (77,000) to the community church attended by Jeanise Jones, one of the unwitting stars of the new Borat film.
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Pastor Derrick Scobey of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Oklahoma City said he was "blown away" by Cohen's donation.
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"I was blown away but not surprised because I was told about what type of heart this man has," Mr Scobey told the magazine.
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He explained that Ms Jones and the church had been housing local citizens and others affected by the ice storm in Oklahoma earlier this week, as hospitals in the area have been overrun.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-54746397

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