Sacha Baron Cohen Responds Against Roy Moore After He Lost Lawsuit Against Actor Who is America?.
The former chief justice of Alabama sued Baron Cohen for defamation after the show, in which he was interviewed under the guise of being honored for his support of Israel, aired in 2018.
Who is America? Baron Cohen played an Israeli counter-terrorism expert who, during Moore’s interview, claimed he had access to technology that would show whether Moore was a pedophile.
While serving in the US Senate, Moore was accused of sexual misconduct against underage girls. He denied the allegations. He also tried to sue Baron Cohen, Showtime and CBS for $95 million (£69m), but the lawsuit was dismissed by a federal court earlier this week.
Sorry, Roy. good effort.
And this is now part of the legal record:
“Several published articles accused Judge Moore of inappropriate sexual encounters with young women, including a minor”
It seems like a good day to enjoy it again:https://t.co/5i8Ojs5pc4
— Sacha Baron Cohen (@SachaBaronCohen) 13 July 2021
Responding on Twitter, Baron Cohen wrote: “Sorry, Roy. Nice try. And this is now part of the legal record: ‘Several published articles accused Judge Moore of inappropriate sexual encounters with young women, including one A minor was also involved.
He also included a link to a clip of the interview with Moore, saying: “It sounds like a good day to enjoy it again.”
Meanwhile, Baron Cohen called on social media bosses to help put an end to the racist attacks on England football players after the team lost in last weekend’s (11 July) Euro 2020 final. “Facebook and Twitter are spreading racist attacks on these black athletes,” he wrote on Twitter, directing the tweets to Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey.
“Online racism leads to real-world hate crimes. It’s time to end racism from your platform forever!”