Evans' estate alleges she never would have agreed to the interview if she knew the true nature of the film was to mock the Holocaust and Jewish culture, and she never consented for her name and likeness to be in such a movie.
In a lawsuit filed in Georgia earlier this week, the estate of Judith Dim Evans, who passed away this summer, asserted that she was asked to speak about the Holocaust for what she thought was a serious documentary.
According to legal documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the estate claims that Oak Springs Production convinced Evans into participating under false pretenses, and while the team did offer to pay her for her time, she refused.
Per The Wrap, the scene with Judith Dim Evans and Baron Cohen as Borat was meant to highlight Borat's anti-Semitism by having Ms. Evans recount her own experiences of the Holocaust to Borat's face. Baron Cohen, who is Jewish also, has defended Borat's anti-Semitic rantings as exposing the inherent idiocy and regresiveness in it. Her daughter said that Evans, who passed away this summer, was "horrified and upset" upon learning that the film was a satirical comedy.
The new Borat film is the sequel to the 2006 mockumentary, which saw Sacha Baron Cohen star as the titular Borat Sagdiyev, a fictitious Kazakh journalist who travels through America to find out about what life is like in the States.
Set to hit Amazon Prime Video on October 23rd, the makers of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm pulled out all the stops- including interviewing an actual Holocaust survivor to gain further insight on the historical event via a firsthand account.
LADbible has contacted Amazon Prime for comment.