Court Upholds Win For 'Bruno' Star In Bingo Brouhaha

Law360, New York (September 12, 2011, 10:21 PM EDT) -- A California appeals court on Monday upheld the dismissal of a case brought against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and others by the owners of a bingo hall featured in the movie “Bruno,” saying Cohen's actions were protected speech.

Plaintiffs Richelle and Lance Olson claim Cohen used vulgar and offensive language while he was calling a bingo game in the guise of his gay Austrian character Bruno, prompting Richelle Olson to have him removed from the stage. This later led to her fainting from distress and striking...
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