Sacha Baron Cohen donated $ 100,000 to the community church of Jeanise Jones, the woman who played the unknowing babysitter for Borat’s daughter, Tutar (Maria Bakalova) in Borat Next Moviefilm.
Jones’s church initially started the GoFundMe campaign to help Jones, who captured the hearts of audiences with her passionate affection for Bakalova, whom she thought was a 15-year-old girl being sold as a young bride. for an older man. Jones seems to think she’s in a documentary.
Because Jones was unemployed and a church lover, her pastor started a GoFundMe to help her out.
“Consider saying thank you to Jeanise with a tangible gift,” read the GoFundMe page. “She is currently unemployed because of Covid. Previously, she did a job for 32 years! She is faithful! Please consider your contribution just to thank Jeanise for being the “Moral Compass and Light Shining in the Dark”; in this movie. It would be flawed if I didn’t thank Sacha Cohen Baron and (producer) Monica Levinson for choosing Jeanise in this movie. “
Now, Baron Cohen has added momentum to fundraising. At Jones’s request, $ 100,000 from Baron Cohen will not go to Jones but will be distributed by the local Ebenezer Baptist Church to her Oklahoma City community on her behalf. The funds have been earmarked for housing, food and any other need the community has.
GoFundMe for Jones himself has raised more than $ 132,000.
Pastor Derrick Scobey said none of Baron Cohen’s money would go to church.