Former Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore sues actor Sacha Baron Cohen

Sacha Baron Cohen

The Republican judge, who lost his bid for Senate previous year after being accused of initiating sexual relationships with teenagers while in his 30s, filed the lawsuit Wednesday in the D.C. District Court.

Moore appeared on an episode of Cohen's "Who is America?" where the "Borat" comic posed as an Israeli anti-terrorism expert named Col. Erran Morad and waved what he said was a new piece of technology that can identify pedophiles.

Running in heavily Republican Alabama, Moore lost his Senate race last December to Democrat Doug Jones after being accused of sexual misconduct toward female teenagers while in his 30s.

The lawsuit was filed by lawyer Larry Klayman, founder of FreedomWatchUSA, in federal court in Washington for defamation and fraud.

Klayman said in a statement: "Sasha 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 his great man and his wife and family".

They say that if they had known, "Mrs. Moore would not have agreed to travel to Washington accompany and honor her husband".

"Who is America?" debuted earlier this year on Showtime, and numerous segments mocked Republicans and conservatives.

Moore appeared the third episode in the series that debuted on July 15, which aired on Showtime.

"The press has been sent copies of an alleged complaint, yet to our knowledge SHOWTIME has not been served".

Baron Cohen's representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Former Alabama Chief Justice and Senate candidate Roy Moore speaks at a campaign rally, in Fairhope Ala., Dec. 5, 2017.

And apparently he means business because he's asking for a whopping $95 million in damages from Cohen, along with CBS and Showtime.

"Defendant Cohen's character falsely and fraudulently introduced a false and fraudulent "device" supposedly invented by the Israeli Army to detect pedophiles".

According to the suit, the "false and fraudulent" device Cohen showed Moore attempted to paint the politician as a sex offender, "thus defaming him".



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