Roy Moore Sues Sacha Baron Cohen For Defamation

The Hill reports:

Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore (R) sued actor and director Sacha Baron Cohen on Wednesday alleging that Cohen defamed Moore and caused emotional stress to the judge and his wife by tricking them into appearing on the Showtime program “Who is America?”

In a court filing, the judge and his wife allege that Cohen’s use of a disguise and false pretenses to lure Moore and his wife Kayla to Washington, D.C. for a supposed awards ceremony and interview constituted fraud.

Cohen went on during the interview, which aired on Showtime earlier this year as part of his latest comedy program targeting Republicans and conservatives, to “defame” Moore by using a device “supposedly invented by the Israeli Army to detect pedophiles” to label Moore as such on the program.

See the full court filing here.