$26.4 Million Buys Borat Potential Lawsuit

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As we’ve exhaustively noted, Borat did a bang-up job on the box office this weekend, earning $26.4 million. The nerds at Wired noticed that the Sacha Baron Cohen character bore similarities to late-’90s Internet celebrity Mahir Cagri, whose Web site, www.ikissyou.org, “implored women of the world to visit his native Turkey, ‘stay my home,’ and, yes, kiss him.”

Cagri tells Wired he intends to sue Baron Cohen: “All people know Sacha Baron Cohen imitate only me. He is stealing my character and giving bad message to USA people.”

Cagri adds: “I start first grow mustache, 10 or 15 year ago.”

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