Prankster-actor Sacha Baron Cohen known for his roles as Ali G, Borat, and Bruno, is reportedly filming a new comedy movie. While there are no details on the money, it has been reported that Cohen has paid about $20,000 to O.J. Simpson to appear in the film. This has sparked outrage from the families of Ron Goldman and Nicole Brown Simpson, according to Page Six.
When news of OJ's involvement with the movie broke, the source told the publication, "O.J. would not even get in the hotel room until he was paid a sackload of cash. There was no way Sacha could have got O.J. into the room without paying money." However, Cohen and his team refuse to confirm there is a movie being filmed at all, though he appeared to meet OJ in a hotel room in full costume get-up.
O.J. confirmed that he met Cohen, "I know him well. I met him. Nice guy." The former football star refused to say if he was paid by Cohen and his team or not.
In regards to the $20,000 payout, Simpson is requested to turn it over towards the debt in his civil suit. As he was found liable for the murders of Goldman and Simpson and ordered to pay $25 million, which he has not yet paid.
Tanya Brown, Nicole's sister spoke out against Cohen hiring O.J. for the movie. "Paying money, cash no less, in secret to O.J. Simpson is 100 percent unadulterated sleaze, this is nuts."
She went on to, "Nicole and Ron are two human beings who were brutally murdered. This is not a joke, nor is it entertainment."