Comedians Letterman, Cohen Settle 'Terrorist' Slander Suit

Law360, New York (July 20, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT) -- A “peace-loving” Palestinian grocer who claims he was depicted as a terrorist by Sacha Baron Cohen and David Letterman has settled his libel and slander lawsuit against the Hollywood and television personalities in New York state court, his lawyer said Friday.

Plaintiff Ayman Abu Aita reached an undisclosed settlement with Cohen and Letterman in litigation before Judge Doris Ling-Cohan of the New York Supreme Court in New York County. The settlement also included defendants NBC Universal Inc. and CBS Broadcasting Inc.

“The case was settled to...
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