Rebel Wilson claims working with Sacha Baron-Cohen sparked an eating disorder

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Rebel Wilson has claimed that her health dangerously spiralled after working with Sacha Baron Cohen.

In a recently published excerpt from her memoir Rebel Rising, the actress accused Cohen of harassing her by asking her to stick a finger up his bottom for a scene, which she outrightly refused.

In her book, Wilson goes on to share the impact her time working with Cohen had on her health.

The Aussie star claims that after feeling “completely disrespected” by the actor, she went on to begin treating herself in a similar fashion.

She reveals in the book that this “led to me treating myself with even more disrespect by eating in an extremely unhealthy way”.

Wilson devoted an entire chapter of her book to explaining her time working with Cohen on the film Grimsby.

When promoting the memoir, the Pitch Perfect actress noted that he was the reason she has “a ‘no a**holes’ policy” with the people she works with.

Following Wilson’s claims, a video published by the Daily Mail appeared to show the actress on-board with Cohen in the scene referenced in her memoir.

The video showed Wilson and Cohen blocking out the scene, with Wilson telling him, “I’ll do a slap [of your butt] and I’ll do a — going down the crack”.

Cohen can then be heard replying, “It’s almost as if you’re going to ram your fingers inside,” to which Wilson replies, “Yeah”.

Producers also alleged to the Daily Mail that Wilson was “fully engaged” and “confidently kissing” during the scene.

But Wilson claimed the video was “edited” and shared out of context.

“It is an a**hole move to release footage of one part of that disgusting episode while leaving out everything that preceded it including my horrified refusal to stick my finger up SBC’s butt,” she said in a statement to the news site.

She continued: “This could not have possibly been for the film as the director Louis Leterrier was not even present. What this edited video shows is what I had to do in order to get out of the room, as written in Rebel Rising.

“Releasing unauthorised and misleading behind the scenes video without my approval is SBC’s latest way of bullying and gaslighting me.”

However, a spokesperson for Cohen denied the claims made by Wilson.

“While we appreciate the importance of speaking out, these demonstrably false claims are directly contradicted by extensive detailed evidence, including contemporaneous documents, film footage, and eyewitness accounts from those present before, during and after the production of The Brothers Grimsby,” they said in a statement.