Josh Rottenberg
June 05, 2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

Universal Pictures, which will release the comedy Bruno on July 10, responded to a lawsuit by a California woman against the film’s star, Sacha Baron Cohen, calling the suit “completely baseless.” Richelle Olson is seeking unspecified damages, claiming she was seriously injured in an altercation with Baron Cohen during the filming of a charity bingo tournament in 2007. “Filmed footage of the full encounter, which took place more than two years ago, clearly shows that Ms. Olson was never touched or in any way assaulted by Sacha Baron Cohen or any member of the production and suffered no injury,” the studio responded in a statement. “If the Olsons elect to proceed with their frivolous action, we expect each of the defendants to be fully vindicated.”

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