The family of Judith Dim Evans, a Holocaust survivor who appears in the new film, sued the film’s directors ahead of its release.
Evans’ family say they had no idea what the film was about and that Baron Cohen “didn’t care about Jewish culture.”
However, a source close to the film’s production says that not only did Evans know what the actor was doing, but there were footage of her being told.
Judge Kevin Farmer of Fulton County, Georgia sided with the film during the trial review.
Attorney Russell Smith, speaking on behalf of Amazon, said: “The lawsuit was dismissed, unconditionally. “
He said Baron Cohen “was deeply grateful for the opportunity to work with Judith Dim Evans, whose compassion and courage as a Holocaust survivor touched the hearts of millions who saw the film” .
He added: “The life of Judith is a powerful rebuke to those who deny the Holocaust, and with this film and its activism, Sacha Baron Cohen will continue his advocacy to fight Holocaust denial around the world.
According to legal documents obtained by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Evans, who died this summer, was approached in January to talk about the Holocaust for what she believed to be a legitimate documentary.
However, the movie – which is dedicated to Evans – was actually Cohen’s comedy sequel.
It has been reported that Baron Cohen felt it necessary to clarify his subject about who he really was out of respect, and that Evans knew he was “playing an ignorant character as a means of Holocaust education.”
The lawsuit was brought by Evans’ daughter Michelle Dim St Pierre against Amazon Prime and Oak Springs Productions.
Next Borat movie – with Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova – is now available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.
The actor has supported a potential Oscar nomination for “one of a kind” Bakalova, who plays his daughter in the film.