Borat Walks Free: A judge in New York threw out a trio of lawsuits accusing Sacha Baron Cohen, director Larry Charles and the rest of the sadistic Borat braintrust of duping interview subjects into infamous levels of stupidity while making the 2006 hit film. "Judge Loretta Preska said all three accepted money and signed agreements releasing the filmmakers from liability," reports the AP. "She noted in a Sept. 3 ruling the agreements said the plaintiffs consented to appear in a 'documentary-style' movie." Of course you saw it coming, but hey. The plaintiffs — including Borat's driving instructor and his feces-scandalized etiquette coach — could not be reached for comment, but are said to plan handwritten thank-you cards for Her Honor's consideration and an armed vigilante drive-by not to exceed 25 miles per hour. [THR]
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