Former Republican Congressional candidate Roy Moore has issued a statement admitting that like former Alaskan governor Sarah Palin, he was duped by Sacha Baron Cohen during the filming of Who Is America?
According to Moore, it happened in Washington D.C. where he was on all all-expenses trip to receive an award on the occasion of Israel’s birthday.
“Because Alabama has always been at the forefront of support of Israel and because I share a strong belief in God as the Creator and Sustainer of all life, as does Israel, I eventually accepted the invitation,” Moore said in his written account of the duping.
He added: “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 then stressed that he was willing to go to court to fight for his honor.
“I am involved in several court cases presently to defend my honor and character against vicious false political attacks by liberals like Cohen,” the Republican who lost the Alabama special election continued on. “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! It’s been a long time since I fought for my country in Vietnam. I’m ready to defend her again!”
Cohen reportedly dressed up like a disabled U.S. veteran to interview Palin, who walked out when she was asked a question about Chelsea Clinton.
He also punked Cheney and duped Bernie Sanders.
Read the full statement below.
Roy Moore says he was duped by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new CBS/Showtime series & threatens legal action "If Showtime airs a defamatory attack on my character…" pic.twitter.com/ovQjdXGyjw
— Frank Thorp V (@frankthorp) July 12, 2018
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