By Brad Wete
October 27, 2010 at 06:56 PM EDT

On Tuesday, Mike Skiff filed a lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen for more than $25,000 in damages for alleged physical and emotional pain. In the suit, Skiff says his civil rights were violated when he was harassed by Cohen’s Bruno film crew on Nov. 2, 2008 when he attempted to film the comedian in character during a Proposition 8 gay marriage rally in Los Angeles. The lawsuit claims Skiff was threatened by members of Cohen’s crew — who were allegedly attempting to force him to stop filming — with wooden signs, and was shoved and wrestled.

Cohen’s rep has not returned calls for comment.