Roy Moore says he was duped by TV show

Chattanooga Times Free Press - - ENTERTAINMENT NEWS -

GADS­DEN, Ala. — De­feated Se­nate can­di­date Roy Moore is talk­ing about a defama­tion suit af­ter dis­cov­er­ing that he too was duped by ac­tor Sacha Baron Co­hen for his up­com­ing tele­vi­sion se­ries.

In a state­ment posted on Face­book, Moore said he ac­cepted an all-ex­penses trip to Wash­ing­ton in Fe­bru­ary af­ter be­ing told he’d re­ceive an award for sup­port­ing Is­rael. He said he didn’t know Baron Co­hen would mock Is­rael and scheme to hu­mil­i­ate him and other con­ser­va­tives such as Sarah Palin and Dick Cheney.

“I did not know Sacha Co­hen or that a Show­time TV se­ries was be­ing planned to em­bar­rass, hu­mil­i­ate, and mock not only Is­rael, but also re­li­gious con­ser­va­tives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney,” Moore wrote on Face­book.

“I am in­volved in sev­eral court cases presently to de­fend my honor and char­ac­ter against vi­cious false po­lit­i­cal at­tacks by lib­er­als like Co­hen,” Moore added.

“If Show­time airs a defam­a­tory at­tack on my char­ac­ter, I may very well be in­volved in an­other. As for Mr. Co­hen, whose art is trick­ery, de­cep­tion, and dis­hon­esty, Alabama does not re­spect cow­ards who ex­hibit such traits!”

“Who Is Amer­ica?” premieres Sunday on Show­time.

Nei­ther Show­time nor Baron Co­hen re­sponded to re­quests for com­ment.

Moore is su­ing four women who raised decades-old al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct dur­ing his Se­nate race.

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