Sacha Baron Cohen sued for $95m by Roy Moore

Sacha Baron Cohen sued for $95m by Roy Moore

Sacha Baron Cohen sued for $95m by Roy Moore

The complaint names CBS and Showtime as defendants in the case.

In the suit, Moore says he believed he was appearing on a network called Yerushalayim TV - which doesn't exist - and was going to receive an award for his support of Israel.

Representatives for Baron Cohen have not responded to the lawsuit, filed in a federal court in Washington.

The lawsuit said Baron Cohen's show mocked him with a "false and fraudulent portrayal" that harmed Moore's reputation and caused "severe emotional distress" to his family.

The Republican judge, who lost his bid for Senate previous year after being accused of initiating sexual relationships with teenagers while in his 30s, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the D.C. District Court.

Moore has filed a defamation lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen, pictured, over an episode of the comedian's new television series that aired in July.

"Who is America?" debuted earlier this year on Showtime, and numerous segments mocked Republicans and conservatives.

This combination photo shows Sacha Baron Cohen, left, at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on March 4, 2018, and former Alabama Chief Justice and U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore at a news conference in Birmingham, Ala., on November 16, 2017.

When the device beeped, Moore stopped the interview and said: 'I've been married for 33 years.

"The press has been sent copies of an alleged complaint, yet to our knowledge SHOWTIME has not been served". They are asking for relief in excess of $95 million dollars, not including attorneys' fees. "Tonight, is the last EVER show of Who is America?".

In the episode broadcast in July, Cohen disguised himself as Gen. Erran Morad, a supposed anti-terror expert from Israel.

Baron Cohen has faced past lawsuits over similar pranks, but those actions faltered because the individuals had signed releases.

A NY judge in 2008 tossed out lawsuits brought by a driving instructor and two etiquette school teachers who said they were duped into appearing in the movie "Borat" in which Baron Cohen plays an awkward foreign journalist traveling the United States.

Despite the lawsuit, Moore signed a release before taping the show but his legal documents claim that the release acquired fraudulently.

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