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Roy Moore Hits Sacha Baron Cohen With $95M Defamation Suit

Law360 (September 5, 2018, 8:40 PM EDT) -- Former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore, who lost after allegations that he was romantically involved with minors, hit comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, CBS and Showtime with a $95 million defamation suit in D.C. federal Court Wednesday, claiming Cohen tricked Moore into an embarrassing interview.

The former chief justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama and his wife, Kayla Moore, claim that Cohen, with the support of CBS Corp. and Showtime Networks Inc., which own his show “Who Is America?” set him up by inviting him to Washington, D.C., purportedly to honor him for his support of Israel, but instead asserted on...

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September 5, 2018

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