Controversial political satire Who Is America? has caused quite a stir abroad, as comedian Sacha Baron Cohen lured unsuspecting politicians to do embarrassing acts on national television. From his “kids with guns” prank, to convincing Rep. Jason Spencer to lose his pants, Cohen has successfully disgraced a number of high profile US leaders.
Following the airing of his short-series on Showtime, a number of his victims threatened legal action – and Roy Moore actually followed through. According to a report by Variety, former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has filed a $95 million lawsuit against Cohen.
According to Moore, he was lured to Washington D.C under the false pretences of accepting an award for his work in Israel. Instead, he was sat down in front of Cohen, pretending to be Col. Erran Morad, who tested him with a “pedophile detector”.
“This false and fraudulent portrayal and mocking of Judge Moore as a sex offender, on national and international television, which was widely broadcast in this district on national television and worldwide, has severely harmed Judge Moore’s reputation and caused him, Mrs. Moore, and his entire family severe emotional distress, as well as caused and will cause Plaintiffs financial damage,” the lawsuit states.
Moore is suing Showtime, CBS and Cohen for fraud, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and defamation. And despite Moore signing a camera release before his interview, it is suggested it was obtained on fraudulent grounds.
Stay tuned for more updates. In the meantime, check out the interview in question below.