'Complete fabrication': Rudy Guiliani denies touching himself in new Borat movie

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Guiliani has vehemently denied any inappropriate behaviour after appearing in the new Borat film, where he seemingly puts his hand down his pants in front of a young woman posing as a journalist. 

The first reviews of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat sequel detail a scene in which the character of Borat's teenage daughter Tutar - pretending to be a far-right reporter - takes off Guiliani's microphone after an interview. The former Mayor of New York then lies back on the hotel room bed and seemingly reaches into his pants. 

Guiliani has responded to claims he was "apparently touching his genitals" by insisting the clip is "a complete fabrication". 

"I was tucking in my shirt after taking off the recording equipment," Guiliani wrote on Twitter.  

"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." 

Guiliani went on to declare the stunt "an effort to blunt my relentless exposure of the criminality and depravity of Joe Biden and his entire family". He added that he had called the police to report the incident in July after realising he had been involved in a "set up". 

Vanity Fair reviewer Sonisa Saraiya mentions how Guiliani complimented the appearance of Tutar and held her hand when he met her for the interview. Saraiya writes how the pair were "strategically interrupted" when Borat burst into the hotel room where Guiliani was reclining, but adds "you cannot help wondering exactly what Giuliani may have done next". 

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm is released this week on Amazon Prime Video.