According to the Romanians, the production is portraying them as people encouraging prostitution, racism and thefts.
The court papers filed in Manhattan's federal court revealed that the plaintiffs are asking for nearly $30 million as moral damages. Moreover, the Romanians are urging legal authorities to ban Borat's scenes in which they appear.
However, Gregg Brilliant, a representative for Twentieth Century Fox, said that the allegations are groundless as the movie is not a documentary about poverty in Romania, but a satire.
"While we haven't seen the lawsuit, nobody in Romania was told the movie was a documentary. The village was used as a set to portray a fictional village in Kazakhstan; it was clearly a satire," stated Gregg Brilliant.
"Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan," the film that has rapidly created controversy worldwide, was filmed in Glod, a village situated 137km north-west of Bucharest, Romania's capital.
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