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‘I was tucking in my shirt’: Giuliani responds to newly-released Borat clip

Rudy Giuliani said Sacha Baron Cohen is a “stone-cold liar” if he implies the image from the new Borat movie showed anything other than him simply “tucking in his shirt”.

The former mayor of New York responded on Twitter after the movie screenshot showing him lying on bed in front of an actress went viral online.

“The Borat video is a complete fabrication. I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment,” Mr Giuliani said.

“At no time before, during, or after the interview was I ever inappropriate. If Sacha Baron Cohen implies otherwise he is a stone-cold liar.”

Mr Giuliani, 76, was captured on hidden cameras set up in a hotel suite after actress Maria Bakalova, playing a fake conservative TV show host, invited him up to her room for a “drink”.

The film scene first came to light in July after Mr Giuliani reported it to police. 

In his tweet thread in defence of the scene, Mr Giuliani said it was an effort to blunt his “relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family”.

“We are preparing much bigger dumps off of the hard drive from hell, of which Joe Biden will be unable to defend or hide from. I have the receipts,” he said.

Joe Biden called Mr Giuliani a “henchman” of Donald Trump and said he was leading a desperate, last-ditch smear campaign against the Biden family.

Mr Trump was impeached by Congress last year for trying to pressure the Ukrainian president to help dig up dirt on Mr Biden, a scheme Mr Giuliani was closely involved in.