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Like most celebrity memoirs, Rebel Wilson‘s upcoming tell-all, titled Rebel Rising, will surely ruffle some feathers. But while the book has yet to be released, Wilson is already stirring up some major beef with a former co-star.

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On Instagram, Wilson revealed the identity of a formerly unnamed “a—” she mentions in the book: Sacha Baron Cohen.

The unexpected reveal happened on Instagram Stories after Wilson was allegedly threatened by Cohen’s team. “I will not be bullied or silenced with high-priced lawyer or PR crisis managers,” Wilson wrote. “The ‘a—‘ that I am talking about in ONE CHAPTER of my book is Sasha Baron Cohen.” As a reminder, Wilson and Cohen co-starred in the 2016 comedy The Brothers Grimsby together.

“He is trying to stop press coming out about my book,” Wilson continued of Cohen’s efforts, per Us Weekly. “But the book WILL come out and you will all know the truth. Rebel xoxo.”

THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY, from left: Rebel Wilson, Sacha Baron Cohen, 2016. /© Columbia Pictures /courtesy Everett Collection
THE BROTHERS GRIMSBY, from left: Rebel Wilson, Sacha Baron Cohen, 2016. /© Columbia Pictures /courtesy Everett Collection

Earlier this month, Wilson talked about her “no a— policy” in an Instagram video. “Do you wanna know why I have a ‘no a—‘ policy now with people I work with?” she wrote in the caption. “Well, it’s all in the book. Oh and YES I name the asshole!”

“When I first came to Hollywood, people were like, ‘Yeah, I have a no a— policy, meaning I don’t work with assholes.’ I was like, ‘Oh yeah. I mean that sounds sensible, logical,’” Wilson remembered. Despite agreeing with the idea, Wilson said it only really “sunk in” after working with Cohen who, by her terms, was a “massive a—.”

And while she didn’t get into specifics about Cohen’s behavior in the video, she did share that her experience is detailed in chapter 23 of her book.

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Following the Pitch Perfect star’s claims, a spokesperson for Cohen has already spoken out.

“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,” the rep said in a statement to Deadline.

With Wilson’s book creating major drama before it’s even out, we’ve never been so excited to get our hands on a celebrity memoir! Rising Rebel, out on April 2, is available for pre-order now!

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