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Roy Moore Threatens Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen

Two days after Sarah Palin admitted to being “duped” by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen as part of his new Showtime series Who Is America?, former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore has come out with a similar preemptive statement about his unwitting involvement in the project. According to Moore, he was invited in February of this year to receive an award in Washington, D.C. for his “strong support” of Israel and did not realize the series was intended to “embarrass, humiliate and mock not only Israel” but also figures like him, Palin, Dick Cheney and former GOP Rep. Joe Walsh, whose involvement in the show had not yet been officially confirmed. “I don't need Sacha Cohen to tell me who America is,” he said of Baron Cohen, a Brit whose mother was born in Israel. Moore, who was accused of sexually assaulting minors during his Senate campaign, went on to say that he is involved in “several court cases presently to defend my honor and character against vicious false political attacks” and warned that if Showtime airs the footage he shot with Baron Cohen, he “may very well be involved in another.” —Matt Wilstein