Borat 2 Fans Raise More Than $70,000 for Babysitter Jeanise Jones

After watching Borat 2, pop culture fans decided to come together to help one of the breakout stars. Get to know babysitter Jeanise Jones.

By Mike Vulpo Oct 28, 2020 8:05 PMTags
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UPDATE: E! News can confirm Sacha Baron Cohen donated $100,000 to Jeanise Jones' Oklahoma City community.

The money is expected to be distributed by the Ebenezer Baptist Church at Jeanise's request and has been earmarked for shelter, food and any other needs the community has.


Borat 2 fans are coming together to make a difference for one unforgettable character. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jeanise Jones, who served as babysitter to Borat's (Sacha Baron Cohen) daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova) in the film's sequel

In the movie titled Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, Sacha revived his infamous Kazakh journalist character Borat Sagdiyev as he pranked politicians and other unsuspecting Americans under the guise of marrying off his teenage daughter, Tutar.

According to Jeanise, she had no idea she was part of a Borat movie. In fact, she thought she was taking part in a documentary about child brides.

"We were concerned," Jeanise told the New York Post after filming her scenes. "We were up there praying for her and asking God to help her and we were doing what we thought was the Christian thing to do." She later learned it was all just for cameras when a cousin showed her the movie's trailer.

Do-Gooder Gallery

After being laid off from her job as an insurance claims auditor because of COVID-19, Jeanise learned that her pastor Derrick Scobey set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for his friend.

In an interview with Variety, Jeanise revealed she was only paid $3,600 for the project. 

As it turns out, the Borat audience stepped up and raised more than $70,000 in three days. 

"This was not scripted for Jeanise," Derrick shared on the page. "It all came from the heart. She is one of the most authentic people I've ever met. One good thing that has come from this is that Jeanise doesn't have to worry about ‘Tutar' anymore. She has WORRIED about this young lady for a year."

To see even more of Borat's wildest stunts, keep scrolling below

Make Borat Great Again

Before Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, Borat (Sacha Baron Cohen) stepped out in a special look for the March 2016 premiere of The Brothers Grimsby.

And the Oscar Goes To...

While attending the 2012 Academy Awards, Borat dispersed the fake ashes of late North Korean leader Kim Jong Il on the red carpet. 

Eye of the Tiger

Fierce! Leopard is the star of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards red carpet thanks to Borat. 

Strike a Pose

Greetings from Spain! Borat attended a Bruno photocall at the Las Ventas Bullring. 

Wardrobe Malfunction

We see London, we see France. We see Borat's underpants in the Red Light District of Amsterdam.

Grand Entrance

Who needs a limo when you can arrive to the premiere of Universal's Bruno on this machine?

Pink Power

A picture is truly worth a thousand words. We'd try to describe this photocall in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, but we can't seem to find the right words. 

Bonjour Borat

While visiting Paris in June 2009, Borat worked the camera with his unique ensemble. 

Man's Best Friend

While attending the Australian premiere of his 2006 movie, Borat carried a wallaby and wore a tradition Australian bush hat. 

All Eyes on Borat

While attending the 2005 MTV Europe Music Awards, Borat turned heads with his revealing stage look. 

Borat's Suit

If there's one outfit pop culture fans will always remember, it's Borat's swimsuit. 

Two Thumbs Up

While celebrating the premiere of Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, the actor poked fun at his iconic fashion moment.

Red Carpet Rebel

When attending the 31st annual Toronto International Film Festival, Borat defied traditional red carpet looks yet again.

Bumpy Ride

While filming The Dictator on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, Borat was spotted riding a camel. Just an average day in New York City. 

Ready to Runway

Borat tried to get sent off the catwalk during the Agatha Ruiz de La Prada Spring/Summer 2009 fashion collection in Milan, Italy.

Flying High

Eminem will never forget when Borat landed on his face at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. 

Political Crasher

Back in 2008, Borat traveled to California and attended a "Yes on Prop. 8" rally. Proposition 8 would have overturned the California Supreme Court's decision to legalize same-sex marriage. It ultimately lost in the election.