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US court dimisses defamation suit by Roy Moore against Sacha Baron Cohen

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Washington (AFP) – A US court on Tuesday dismissed a $95 million defamation lawsuit filed by Roy Moore, a former Alabama chief justice, against British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his depiction of the politician in his show “Who is America.” The court for the Southern District of New York threw the case out on grounds that Moore had signed a waiver before the interview with Baron Cohen, who was pretending to be an Israeli anti-terrorism expert who used what he claimed was a pedophile detection device invented by the Israeli army. During the satirical segment, the fake detector started beepi…

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