Rudy Giuliani went into the room with an actress playing a young woman pretending to be a television journalist.
This is a compromising scene for Giuliani in Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest mockumentary, a sequel to his hit Borat film.
The scene is shot in a New York hotel room in July. The latter is shown in the video flirting with the girl when Borat bursts into the room saying the girl is 15.
Caught red-handed, Giuliani calls the police.
The interview was for a fake conservative news programme. After the interview, the pair retreat at her suggestion for a drink to the bedroom of a hotel suite.
In a scene, Giuliani is seen lying on a bed with his shirt untucked and his hand down his pants with the young woman nearby.
The entire incident was a trick and Giuliani went to the hotel room thinking he was being interviewed about the Trump administration’s COVID-19 response.
The young ‘journalist’ becomes flirtatious and invites Giuliani to a bedroom rigged with hidden cameras.
Taking the bait, the ex-Mayor asks for the woman’s phone number and address.
It all ends with Borat, disguised as part of the crew, bursts into the room.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd tweeted Wednesday about the scene: “It’s even wilder than it sounds. Beyond cringe.”
This is a further blow to the reputation of the ex-Mayor with the release of the highly embarrassing footage.
The incident happened in July and at that time Giuliani, 76 called the police to say, “This guy comes running in, wearing a crazy, what I would say was a pink transgender outfit,” Giuliani told the New York Post.
“It was a pink bikini, with lace, underneath a translucent mesh top, it looked absurd. He had the beard, bare legs, and wasn’t what I would call distractingly attractive.
“This person comes in yelling and screaming, and I thought this must be a scam or a shakedown, so I reported it to the police. He then ran away,” Giuliani said. The police found no crime had been committed.
Giuliani continued: “I only later realised it must have been Sacha Baron Cohen. I thought about all the people he previously fooled and I felt good about myself because he didn’t get me.”