Rebel Wilson 'felt humiliated' after working with Sacha Baron Cohen

Rebel Wilson claims she felt "humiliated" after working with Sacha Baron Cohen.

The 44-year-old actress has opened up about her experiences working with the 52-year-old star on his 2016 film 'Grimsby' in her new memoir 'Rebel Rising', which has since had some sections redacted for the UK release.

Asked if she has "mentally recovered" during 'An Evening With Rebel Wilson' on Monday (29.04.24) at the London Palladium, she said: "I mean it was over 10 years ago so I have moved on from it.

"But it was a bad experience and I felt humiliated and I had a bit of shame surrounding it because I should have left."

She revealed that if she was "the person she is today", she would have "left" the movie, while she wanted to open up about the allegations to help anyone "going through something" similar.

She explained: "I wanted to write the story for if anyone is going through something like that to give them perspective on it if they are feeling shame. It released some of that shame by writing about it."

Sacha has denied the allegations, and his legal team has praised the decision to remove the claims from the book's UK release.

They said in a statement: "HarperCollins did not fact check this chapter in the book prior to publication and took the sensible but terribly belated step of deleting Rebel Wilson's defamatory claims once presented with evidence that they were false."

They added: "This is a clear victory for Sacha Baron Cohen and confirms what we said from the beginning – that this is demonstrably false."

In the UK version, a passage references "the worst experience of my professional life. An incident that left me feeling bullied, humiliated and compromised...

"It can't be printed here due to the peculiarities of the law in England and Wales."

The rest of the page is redacted, with black lines removing other details in the chapter.

The 'Senior Year' star has spent weeks at the centre of a row with the 'Borat' actor Sacha Baron Cohen after she publicly claimed he threatened her over the contents of her memoir.

A spokesperson for the publisher said about the difference in editions: “The book contains some redactions in chapter 23 on pages 216, 217, 218 and 221, as well as an explanatory note at the beginning of the chapter.”

The Ali G creator insisted he has "extensive detailed evidence" that prove he has done nothing wrong.

His spokesperson said: “While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of 'The Brothers Grimsby'."