Sacha Baron Cohen punks Hollywood by dumping women from wheelchair

ANI| Updated: Nov 12, 2013, 14:42 PM IST

New York: Sacha Baron Cohen punked Hollywood by "accidentally" dumping old women from wheelchair while accepting the `Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy`.

The 42-year-old stand up comedian accepted his award from Grace Cullington, who was in a wheelchair and was said to have appeared in `City Lights` in 1931 at the age of 5, now 87-years-old being the oldest living actor to have worked with Chaplin in a silent movie, the New York Post reported.

Cohen was presented Chaplin`s cane from `City Lights` and he charmingly used it as a prop to mimic Chaplin`s funny walk.

However, Cohen slipped and fell behind Cullington`s wheelchair, making her fall off the stage and into the crowd.

As Cohen jumped off the stage to help her, a security guard slung her over his shoulder and carried her off.

During his speech, Cohen claimed that Cullington is the oldest or rather was the oldest surviving Chaplin co-star, to whom he dedicated his award and called it a tragedy but on the bright side, it was a great way to go, by giving him an award.

According to an insider, Cullington was a 75-years-old stunt woman, who was specially hired by Cohen.