Woman Changes Charges In Bruno Lawsuit

A woman who launched a lawsuit against SACHA BARON COHEN for allegedly assaulting her during filming for outrageous new comedy BRUNO is now suing the funnyman for "emotional distress".
Richelle Olson filed suit against Cohen and studio chiefs at NBC Universal, claiming she was injured in a stunt at a bingo hall in Palmdale, California in 2007.
She claimed Cohen, who appeared in character as his outrageous gay Austrian alter-ego, used "vulgar and offensive language" when he took to the stage to call the numbers during the charity bingo game - and when she tried to snatch the microphone from him she reports a "physical struggle ensued".
Olson alleged the incident had left her wheelchair-bound after she suffered "brain bleeds".
However, after movie bosses at NBC Universal advised that they had unearthed footage they insisted proved Cohen "never touched" the alleged victim - Olson and her legal team seemingly quickly took a different route.
Olson has now dropped her claims of assault and battery, opting to sue Cohen for "emotional damage" instead, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
The amount Olson is suing for was not clear as WENN went to press.


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