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Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat.
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  • A GoFundMe page set up for the “Borat 2” babysitter has reached over $45,000.
  • The fundraiser was started after it was uncovered that Jeanise Jones who features as a babysitter to Borat’s 15-year-old daughter was unaware that she was taking part in the satirical film, and she was paid only $3,600.
  • Speaking with Insider earlier this week, Jones said that she thought she was participating in a documentary about the lives of women from impoverished countries, and she “was shocked” to learn that the film was in fact a satirical comedy. 
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A crowdfunding campaign set up for the “Borat 2” babysitter has hit over $45,000 in less than a week. 

The fundraiser was initially started after it was uncovered that Jeanise Jones who features as a babysitter to Borat’s 15-year-old daughter, played by Maria Bakalova, was unaware that she was taking part in the satirical film, and she was paid only $3,600. 

In an interview with entertainment blog Showbiz411, Jones said that she received $600 for the first stage of filming, and $3,000 for the last stage but never heard from the crew after. She added that she is now out of work in the pandemic.

The GoFundMe page was started by Jones’ pastor Derrick Scobey who had initially introduced Jones to the “Borat” production team.

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Maria Bakalova as Tutar and Jeansie Jones in “Borat 2”
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Scobey told Insider that the “Borat 2” production team approached him to find “Black grandmother” to take part in a small role for a documentary.  All along, he said, they believed this was a real documentary about Borat and his daughter. 

“Jeanise is nowhere near gullible. In fact, none of us are,” Scobey said. “We are very open people.” In his interview with Insider, Scobey dubbed the film a “farce” and said that it’s his responsibility as Jones’ pastor to help her. 

“As her pastor who loves her and is going to protect her … this money is for her. This is to help her, this is to help her family, especially during Covid,” Scobey said, adding that he wanted to give Jones’ fans “a vehicle to say thank you in a tangible way.” 

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Jones, 62, is featured in several scenes throughout the comedy sequel and she plays an important role in the narrative as she helps to educate Borat’s daughter that both women and men are equal.

Speaking with Insider earlier this week, Jones said that she thought she was participating in a documentary about the lives of women from impoverished countries, and she “was shocked” to learn that the film was in fact a satirical comedy. 

“Misled is a kind of harsh word, but we were not aware it would be rated R, let’s put it that way,” she said. “We were told that the US wasn’t gonna see it that much, mainly the UK. I didn’t think anybody really would see it.”

Asked whether she regrets participating in the film under false pretenses, Jones told Insider she did not. “I think it was worth it,” Jones said, citing the outpouring of support from strangers who saw the movie. “There’s people like me that’s out there, you just got to find them.” 

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