Sacha Cohen claims 'Borat' responsible for Pamela Anderson's divorce

Actor says text message foreshadowed split

By Chloe Melas, CNN
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Actor Sacha Baron Cohen attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California.

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - Now this is a head-scratcher.

Sacha Baron Cohen claims his 2006 film, "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan" is the reason for Pamela Anderson and Kid Rock's divorce that same year.

Cohen says that the scene in which his fictional and highly controversial character Borat approaches Anderson and carries her out of a book signing is what caused the split. The character Borat first debuted on his satirical British show "Da Ali G Show," which ran from 2000 to 2004.

"We did that scene twice, actually," Baron Cohen told The Daily Beast. "The first time we did it at a book signing and I grabbed her over my shoulder and ran out with her and no one did anything. I was like, what kind of fans are these?"

He claims that when he asked Anderson what she thought of the film all she texted back was that she was "getting divorced."

"I was like, 'Why?' And she goes, 'The movie,'" claims Cohen. "And I thought it was a joke, but then a few weeks later they got divorced."

Anderson and Rock did get divorced the same month as the film came out, but the comedy film seems like an unlikely cause.

CNN has reached out to Anderson and Rock's representatives for comment.

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