Mediocre actor Sacha Baron Cohen, known for his role in the captivating cinematic classic “Borat,” has been traipsing the country purposefully duping people into reinforcing negative stereotypes about Republicans while bemoaning the “divisiveness” of the Trump administration.
While filming an episode of the show, called “This is America,” Baron Cohen, in character as an Italian playboy named Gio, spoke with a concierge at a Las Vegas hotel who agreed to help procure an underage boy for Gio to molest.
We were shooting some of this at the time of Harvey Weinstein. We wanted to investigate how does someone like Harvey Weinstein gets away with doing what…get away with criminality, essentially. And the network that surrounds him. We decided that Gio would interview a concierge in Las Vegas. During the interview, I revealed that basically Gio has molested an eight-year-old boy. Now, mind you, this is extreme comedy and we thought that the guy would leave the room. Instead, this concierge stays in the room and I go, listen, you’ve got to help me get rid of the problem. And this guy starts advising Gio how to get rid of this issue. We even at one point talk about murdering the boy, and the concierge is just saying, ‘well, listen, I’m really sorry. In this country, we can’t just drown the boy. This is America we don’t do that.’ And then, in the end, he puts me in touch with a lawyer who can silence the boy. I became really dark stuff. And then at the end of the interview I say, listen, I want to go out and celebrate now. Can you get me a date for tonight? He says, ‘what do you mean, a date?’
I go, you know, like a young man. He says, ‘well, what kind of age?’ I say, lower than Bar Mitzvah but older than eight. And he says, ‘yeah, I can put you in touch with somebody who can get you some boys like that.’
Baron Cohen and company did not air the segment. Instead they turned the footage over the to the FBI, who, when faced with investigating a potential ring of criminals procuring young boys as sex objects for wealthy adults, did absolutely nothing.
“We immediately turned over the footage to the FBI because we thought, perhaps there’s a pedophile ring in Las Vegas that’s operating for these very wealthy men,” Baron Cohen said. “And this concierge had said that he’d worked for politicians and various billionaires. But in the end the FBI decided not to pursue it.”
One might be under the impression that this is exactly the type of behavior the esteemed law enforcement agency would be interesting in investigation. Perhaps not.
Did Baron Cohen and his crew fly too close to the sun?
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