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Sacha Baron Cohen Gets Roy Moore Suit Moved To NY

Law360 (April 29, 2019, 4:59 PM EDT) -- Onetime Senate candidate Roy Moore will have to argue his defamation suit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen in New York, a Washington, D.C., federal judge ruled Monday, although the former Alabama chief justice thinks he will get a more hostile reception there.

Moore, who slapped Cohen and his network Showtime with a $95 million suit in 2018 over a satirical "Who Is America?" interview during which it seemed like the judge set off a supposedly pedophile-detecting wand, had argued that instead of a "left-leaning" Manhattan courtroom, the suit should be heard in D.C., where the incident took place.

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September 5, 2018

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