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Baron Cohen Lawyers on Winning Ruling In Judge Moore’s Defamation Suit

In a defamation suit brought by former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, a Federal District Judge recently ruled that a release Judge Moore signed prior to his appearance on the satirical Showtime series Who is America? barred precisely the sorts of claims he was bringing. In this Q&A, Baron Cohen's attorneys discuss the case.

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Comedic actor Sacha Baron Cohen made former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore the butt of a joke, playing off media reports that plagued Judge Moore during his campaign for the U.S. Senate, about allegations of sexual misconduct involving young women. During the segment from the satirical Showtime series Who is America? segment at the center of a defamation suit from Judge Moore and his wife, Baron Cohen, posing as an Israeli anti-terrorism expert, claimed to have a device that identified pedophiles — and that device went off when he waived it in front of Moore.

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