The Birmingham Herald reports:
Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announced today he was duped by comic actor Sacha Baron Cohen in his upcoming Showtime series, “Who Is America?” Moore, a Republican who lost a special election for U.S. senate last year to Democrat Doug Jones, released a statement today with details of how he was fooled.
“In February 2018, I was invited to Washington D. C. to receive an award for my strong support of Israel in commemoration of her 70th anniversary as a nation,” Moore said. “Because Alabama has always been at the forefront of support of Israel and because I share a strong belief in God as the Creator and Sustainer of all life, as does Israel, I eventually accepted the invitation. Expenses were paid, and I received no private remuneration for my time or participation. I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney.
The Daily Beast reports:
“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.”