Former Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore is suing actor Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS and Showtime for “extreme emotional distress” after an episode of Cohen’s show that implied that Moore is a pedophile, according to a Wednesday Washington Post report.
In the July 29 episode of “Who is America?” Cohen pretended to be an Israeli anti-terrorism expert who used a security wand to detect pedophiles. When Cohen waved the wand over Moore, it beeped loudly. The cringe-worthy charade went on for a few minutes before Moore ended the interview and left.
Now, Moore wants to exact revenge.
“Sacha Baron Cohen, who is not only low class but also a fraudster, will now, along with Showtime and CBS, be held accountable for his outrageous and false, fraudulent and defamatory conduct which callously did great emotional and other damage to this great man and his wife and family,” said Larry Klayman, who is representing Moore in the case.
Cohen has duped plenty of other conservative figures on his show, including Sarah Palin and Corey Lewandowski.