Roy Moore files lawsuit over pedophile detector prank on Sacha Barron Cohen’s TV show.

By |2018-09-07T04:44:36+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Front Page, News|Tags: , , , , , |7 Comments

Courtesy of Rolling Stone:

Roy Moore, the former Alabama Republican senator who was accused of attempting to have sex with a 14-year-old when he was in his thirties, has filed a $95 million defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime and CBS, the TV network’s parent company.

The politician and former chief justice of Alabama’s supreme court appeared on Cohen’s Who Is America? in a segment where Baron Cohen, disguised as an Israeli anti-terror expert, waved what looked like a metal detector over Moore and claimed it could identify child molesters; it beeped when close to Moore. In addition to the monetary damages, Moore is seeking attorneys’ fees, according to the filing (via Variety).

Moore alleged that Baron Cohen duped him into appearing on the show with claims that he’d received an award for supporting Israel. He also claimed that Baron Cohen’s character claimed to work for Yerushalayim TV, “which does not actually exist.” The suit added that if the Moores had known that the character was actually Baron Cohen they “would have never agreed to be interviewed and, at a minimum, terminated the interview immediately” nor would they have traveled to Washington, D.C. for the interview.

According to Showtime they have yet to be served any legal documents pertaining to this case and also point out that Moore signed a release. 

I don’t think that Moore stands a snowball’s chance in hell of making his case stick.

After all, Roy Moore’s character was already damaged after his failed Senate run during a special election in 2017.

All Cohen did was to capitalize on the fact that Moore was already known far and wide as a child molester, and use that to prank him on his show.  

I don’t see how this could possibly have further damaged Roy Moore’s reputation. 

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7 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Haha. That Sasha Cohen. He’s hilarious. He even got a guy from the NRA to bite his banana attached by his crotch. That was funny. Because Sasha Cohen has tapped into the hypocrites of this world and brings out the things they try to hide from the world. I still think that Sasha Cohen would have made a better Freddy Mercury than that other guy. Sigh. But it was not to be. Somethings are regrettable. But at lease Sasha is making people laugh as he dupes these ignorant assholes into thinking they are more than they actually are.

    • majii September 6, 2018 at 5:42 pm

      I think each individual is responsible for his/own thoughts, words, and behavior. Moore’s not a very smart man if he has to reflect that he made a fool of himself after the fact. It’s his fault. He and his wife have been whining and begging since Doug Jones won the race for the open Senate seat in Alabama. They have blamed everyone else except Roy Moore. They seem to have no idea how tired many of us are of their antics and attempts to get rich by suing others.

  2. LC September 6, 2018 at 10:17 am

    SBC has been sued dozens of times. He has prevailed all but one of them. He has a good legal team working for him and words his releases very carefully.

  3. he September 6, 2018 at 10:59 am

    Bury Reynolds died this a.m.
    Cardiac arrest.

    • RIP September 6, 2018 at 11:24 am

      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burt_Reynolds

      “His breakout film role was as Lewis Medlock in Deliverance (1972). Reynolds played the leading role in a number of box office hits, such as The Longest Yard (1974), Smokey and the Bandit (1977), Semi-Tough (1977), Hooper (1978), Smokey and the Bandit II (1980), The Cannonball Run (1981) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982).
      Evening Shade (1990–1994). He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Boogie Nights (1997)

  4. Anonymous September 6, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    Twitter has permanently banned Alex Jones Yee-hah!

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