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Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:01 PM

Sacha Baron Cohen Seeks Dismissal of Roy Moore's Defamation Law Suit

Source: USA Today

Montgomery, Ala (AP) Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen asked a federal judge to dismiss Roy Moore's lawsuit over a television segment that lampooned Moore in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

The $95 million lawsuit accuses Cohen of smearing Moore's name and intentionally inflicting emotional distress. Moore was fooled into appearing on a "Who Is America?" segment where Cohen, posing as a faux anti-terror expert, demonstrated a supposed pedophile detecting device that beeped when it was placed near Moore.

Lawyers for Baron Cohen, Showtime Networks and CBS wrote last week in a joint filing that Moore signed an agreement waiving all legal claims before appearing on the "Who Is America?" segment. They said that in the agreement Moore waived all claims related to the program and anyone associated with it. They also said that the segment was satire and is protected under the First Amendment.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/sacha-baron-cohen-seeks-dismissal-of-roy-moores-defamation-lawsuit/ar-AAHryKY?ocid=spartanntp

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Reply Sacha Baron Cohen Seeks Dismissal of Roy Moore's Defamation Law Suit (Original post)
MissMillie Sep 17 OP
hlthe2b Sep 17 #1
TheRealNorth Sep 17 #2
cstanleytech Sep 17 #11
SergeStorms Sep 18 #13
TheRealNorth Sep 18 #15
pstokely Sep 18 #14
dewsgirl Sep 17 #3
Archae Sep 17 #5
dewsgirl Sep 17 #6
byronius Sep 17 #8
Archae Sep 17 #4
Polybius Sep 18 #12
Kind of Blue Sep 17 #7
Owl Sep 17 #10
Kind of Blue Sep 23 #17
BootinUp Sep 17 #9
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Sep 18 #16

Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:05 PM

1. $95 million dollars. Good gawd, Moore is really ignorant.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:10 PM

2. Frivolous lawsuit

Hope the judge penalizes Moore for legal costs.

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #2)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 10:33 PM

11. "Hope the judge penalizes Moore for legal costs." Agreed. nt

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Response to TheRealNorth (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:48 AM

13. And all this time....

I thought GOPers were against 'frivolous lawsuits', demanding tort reform and all that. I guess this is just one more case of good old republican "do as I say, not as I do" hypocrisy. Fuck off Roy.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #13)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:40 PM

15. They now seem to love to use civil lawsuits to silence critics and expose malfeasance

See Devin Nunes' Cow.

Tort reform was to protect businesses and corporations from being held accountable for the damage they do.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 01:24 AM

14. doesn't take much to pass the Alabama bar exam, does it?

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:14 PM

3. Man that show was good.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:16 PM

5. Good for shit.

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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:18 PM

6. I liked the political parts.

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Response to dewsgirl (Reply #3)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:46 PM

8. I loved it as well.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 07:16 PM

4. As big of a jackass Roy Moore is, Cohen's "comedy" stunt was really stupid.

At best.

"Pedophile detector?"

Cohen-"I'm so funny! Ha ha...why isn't anyone laughing?"

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Response to Archae (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 12:03 AM

12. Agreed

I hate when he tricks people, so not funny.

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 08:19 PM

7. I miss that show.

Roy Moore: "I never had an accusation of such things."

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Response to Kind of Blue (Reply #7)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:35 PM

10. That was great!

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Response to Owl (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 02:06 PM

17. ...

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Tue Sep 17, 2019, 09:10 PM

9. Pretty sure it will be. Nt

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Response to MissMillie (Original post)

Wed Sep 18, 2019, 01:59 PM

16. A perve suing for defamation

That's precious.

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