Roy Moore’s defamation suit against Baron Cohen rejected
By KIM CHANDLER
An appeals court has rejected a $95 million defamation lawsuit filed by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore against Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.
Moore claimed he was tricked into a humiliating television appearance that lampooned sexual misconduct accusations against him.
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upheld a lower court’s ruling in favor of Baron Cohen on Thursday.
The three judges said Moore signed a waiver before the appearance and the segment was “clearly comedy.”
During the segment on the “Who is America?” show Baron Cohen pretended to demonstrate a pedophile detector that beeped as it got near Moore.
Moore and his wife indicated they will appeal.
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7/7/2022 9:48:47 PM (GMT -5:00)