Rudy Giuliani says Borat honey trap is a 'hit job' to distract voters

Donald Trump’s lawyer said a clip from a new Borat film appearing to show him with his hands down his trousers as he talks to a young female ‘reporter’ is revenge for his political attacks on Joe Biden.

Rudy Giuliani claims stills released on Wednesday are a ‘complete fabrication’ and insists he was tucking in his shirt.

Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova, 24, who played Borat’s on-screen daughter, conducted a bogus interview for a fake conservative news programme in the film, which will be released on Amazon Prime on Friday.

She suggests they go back to the hotel room for a drink, where Giuliani ,76, is seen reaching into his trousers while reclining on a bed before they are interrupted by Borat who runs in and says: ‘She’s 15. She’s too old for you.’

In a radio interview on Wednesday, Giuliani claimed that he was only trying to take off his microphone and tucking in his shirt.

‘I had to take off the electronic equipment,’ he told WABC.

‘And when the electronic equipment came off, some of it was in the back and my shirt came a little out, although my clothes were entirely on.

‘I leaned back, and I tucked my shirt in, and at that point, at that point, they have this picture they take which looks doctored, but in any event, I’m tucking my shirt in. I assure you that’s all I was doing.’

Giuliani called the set-up a ‘hit job’ and said that ‘everybody in Hollywood hates me’ because of his role in revealing the alleged contents of Joe Biden’s scandal-hit son’s laptop.

‘It’s not an accident that it happens when I turn in all this evidence on their prince and darling Joe Biden, who is one of the biggest crooks in the last 30 years and since I have the courage to say that I’m the target,’ he said.

He added that he went to what he thought was a ‘legitimate’ interview  but became suspicious when Borat’s ‘daughter’ asked if he’d like a massage, at which point he called his security guard and later the police.

The ex-New York City mayor argued that in calling the police he proved he was an innocent party.   

‘If I was doing anything wrong, I would not call the police and if he was doing anything right, he wouldn’t have been running away,’ Giuliani said

Word of Giuliani’s incident with Cohen first emerged on July 7 following the police report.

He gave a markedly different version of events than those shown in the preview of the new Borat film, which is a sequel to Cohen’s 2006 hit Borat, where he played a fictional reporter from Kazakhstan.

‘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,’ Giuliani told the New York Post.

‘He then ran away. 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.’

Giuliani faces the scandal after he unveiled emails said to show Joe Biden’s son Hunter using his dad’s influence to set up deals with Chinese and Ukrainian companies. Those emails – which have not yet been verified – also tie the former vice president himself to his son’s dealings.

On Twitter, Giuliani derided the film as ‘a complete fabrication’.

‘At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar,’ he said.

‘This is an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family.’

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