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Baron Cohen dedicated the film to the Holocaust survivor, who died before its public release.
The lawsuit was filed in Georgia by Evans’ daughter Michelle Dim St. Pierre after her mother’s death and before the film’s public release.
The lawsuit sought the removal of Evans ‘scenes from the film and damages under $ 75,000 for fraud, invasion of privacy, and appropriation of Evans’ image for commercial purposes.
“Upon learning after giving the interview that the film was in fact a comedy intended to poke fun at the Holocaust and Jewish culture, Ms. Evans was horrified and upset,” the lawsuit against Amazon Prime Video and Oak said. Springs Productions.
Russell Smith, attorney for Amazon’s streaming service, said in a statement that Amazon showed Judge Kevin Farmer of Fulton County, Ga. A release form signed by Evans, but St. Peter’s attorneys have argues that the “scribbled line” on the release was not his mother’s signature. .
“It’s very clear that she started signing on the blank signing,” Smith said. “She signed on the wrong white, then printed her signature. We had a witness and they had no proof.
Saint-Pierre then withdrew the lawsuit.
Following the judge’s ruling, Smith said, “The lawsuit was dismissed, unconditionally. The trial is over. Sacha 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 of people who saw the film.
“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.