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Baron Cohen dedicated the film to the surviving Holocaust survivors before it was even released publicly.
Evans daughter Michelle Dim Saint Pierre in Georgia sued after her mother’s death and before the film was released publicly.
In order to remove the Evans scenes from the case and seize the Evans comparison for fraud, invasion of privacy and commercial gain, 000 sought compensation of less than 75,000.
“After learning in an interview that the film was actually a comedy intended to ridicule the Holocaust and Jewish culture, Ms. Evans became apprehensive and upset,” the lawsuit against Amazon Prime Video and Oak Springs Productions said.
Russell Smith, a lawyer for Amazon’s streaming service, said in a statement that Amazon had shown Fulton County Georgia judge Kevin Farmer a release form signed by Evans, but St. Pierre’s lawyers argued that the “writing line” on the release was not her mother’s signature. .
“It was very clear that her signature was blank,” Smith said. “She signed the wrong blank, then printed her signature. We have a witness and they have no evidence.”
St. Pierre withdrew the suit.
Following the judge’s decision, Smith said: “The lawsuit was settled out of court, with Sacha Baron Cohen grateful for the opportunity to work with Judith Dim Evans. The compassion and courage of the survivors of the Holocaust touched the hearts of millions who saw the film.”
“Judith’s life is a powerful rebuke to those who reject the Holocaust, and with this film and his activism, Sacha Baron Cohen will continue his argument to counter the Holocaust worldwide.”