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SACHA BARON COHEN’S ‘WHO IS AMERICA?’ DELETED SCENE MAY HAVE EXPOSED ELITE PEDOPHILE SEX RING

Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2018 11:28 am
by gods+lonely=man
I'm sure most forum readers here have already read this but just in case.From a deadline interview-


It’s fascinating stuff, especially when Baron Cohen opens up about a segment that ended up going so dark, he refused to air it—and submitted it to the FBI instead.

Unsurprisingly, the interview in questioned centered on Baron Cohen’s new “fixer” character, Gio Monaldo, a purported go-between for the rich and powerful who might be the most openly evil persona the comedian has ever slipped inside. But not openly evil enough to make some of his targets blanch, apparently, as when Baron Cohen attempted to repulse a Las Vegas “concierge” known for helping billionaires and politicians fulfill their needs and get out of scrapes in Sin City:

And there was an interview that didn’t make it in, with Gio. We were shooting some of this at the time of Harvey Weinstein. We wanted to investigate how does someone like Harvey Weinstein gets away with doing what…get away with criminality, essentially. And the network that surrounds him. We decided that Gio would interview a concierge in Las Vegas. During the interview, I revealed that basically Gio has molested an eight-year-old boy. Now, mind you, this is extreme comedy and we thought that the guy would leave the room. Instead, this concierge stays in the room and I go, listen, you’ve got to help me get rid of the problem. And this guy starts advising Gio how to get rid of this issue. We even at one point talk about murdering the boy, and the concierge is just saying, “Well, listen, I’m really sorry. In this country, we can’t just drown the boy. This is America we don’t do that.” And then, in the end, he puts me in touch with a lawyer who can silence the boy. I became really dark stuff. And then at the end of the interview I say, listen, I want to go out and celebrate now. Can you get me a date for tonight? He says, “What do you mean, a date?”

I go, you know, like a young man. He says, “Well, what kind of age?” I say, lower than Bar Mitzvah but older than eight. And he says, “Yeah, I can put you in touch with somebody who can get you some boys like that.”
As Baron Cohen himself notes, it’s incredibly extreme stuff, to the point where his staff immediately handed the video over to the cops in case the concierge’s claims were accurate. Talking about why he cut it, the actor noted, “It was too dark and wrong. In a journalistic way it was fascinating, but it was so extreme and so dark that it was too unsettling for the audience.”

Re: SACHA BARON COHEN’S ‘WHO IS AMERICA?’ DELETED SCENE MAY HAVE EXPOSED ELITE PEDOPHILE SEX RING

Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:13 pm
by Harvey
Hadn't seen it. The interviewee may possibly be trying to get rid of a weirdo but still...

Line of Duty is another worthy effort pointing toward the thing. Conflicted but good.