Recently, there were reports that funnyman/troublemaker Sacha Baron Cohen was facing the possibility of deportation from the United States, and was wanted in Kansas and Arizona.
While that certainly sounds like something that would happen to Cohen, the reports aren’t true. Cohen’s representative told TMZ that the recent reports, both that he was facing deportation and was wanted in two states, are entirely false.
The reports originated from an interview with Cohen published in the Sunday Express, where he said: “There are towns in certain states that I can’t shoot in. If I get arrested my visa could be taken away.”
While the reports that Cohen was facing deportation turned out to be a bit exaggerated, that doesn’t mean that the actor hasn’t had any close run-ins with the law. In the same interview, Cohen said that he narrowly escaped an arrest when filming a scene for Bruno–a bondage scene, he says–in a hotel room.
“The manager called the police and we knew we had about five minutes before the police turned up and I would be arrested,” the 40-year-old actor explained.
“My English bodyguard yelled ‘Everyone out’, as we had an escape car waiting 14 storeys down. So we get to a window and there’s an old rickety fire escape. We run down it and get to the second floor, and it doesn’t reach down to the floor. So I jumped wearing these high heels while attached to my friend, broke my heel and got into the car and we left the state.”
So, there you have it–Sacha Baron Cohen isn’t wanted in two states, and isn’t facing deportation. He’s probably not very well liked at that hotel, though.