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Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:57 PM

Roy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen

Source: The Hill

A federal judge in New York on Tuesday handed a defeat to former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore in his lawsuit against actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, of "Borat" fame.

In a 26-page ruling, U.S. District Judge John Cronan said Moore had waived his right to sue over a satirical segment that appeared on a 2018 episode of Cohen’s comedy series “Who is America?”

Moore and wife Kayla brought the suit for defamation and emotional distress after the former judge was duped into sitting for an interview with the comedian. During the segment, Cohen posed as an Israeli counter-terrorism expert and suggested Moore was a pedophile by using what he claimed was a detection device invented by the Israeli Army.

Moore lost a 2017 special election for Alabama’s open Senate seat after allegations emerged that he had pursued romantic relationships with teenagers while he was in his 30s, with some of the women accusing Moore of sexual misconduct, including assault. He has denied the claims.


Read more: https://thehill.com/regulation/court-battles/562782-roy-moore-loses-lawsuit-against-sacha-baron-cohen

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Reply Roy Moore loses lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 13 OP
jpak Jul 13 #1
ruet Jul 13 #2
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 13 #4
ruet Jul 13 #5
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 13 #9
reACTIONary Jul 14 #31
cab67 Jul 13 #14
Nittersing Jul 13 #15
cab67 Jul 13 #17
COL Mustard Jul 13 #21
Escurumbele Jul 13 #26
Bo Zarts Jul 13 #18
muriel_volestrangler Jul 13 #25
Hugh_Lebowski Jul 13 #3
dewsgirl Jul 13 #6
LetMyPeopleVote Jul 13 #7
Buckeye_Democrat Jul 13 #8
nycbos Jul 13 #28
Buckeye_Democrat Jul 13 #29
Mr.Bill Jul 13 #10
getagrip_already Jul 13 #11
Major Nikon Jul 13 #12
hlthe2b Jul 13 #13
cab67 Jul 13 #16
The Unmitigated Gall Jul 13 #20
Warpy Jul 13 #19
The Unmitigated Gall Jul 13 #22
The Unmitigated Gall Jul 13 #23
The Unmitigated Gall Jul 13 #24
ZonkerHarris Jul 13 #27
Blue Owl Jul 13 #30

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 02:58 PM

1. Now that's funny

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:00 PM

2. So Wait, The Court Said "Barred By the Unambiguous Contractual Language".

How is that being "duped "?

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Response to ruet (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:05 PM

4. My take is that he signed some shit before giving the 'interview'

Which he didn't bother to read or have a lawyer look at.

And that shit he signed said he can't sue the interviewer.

SBC CYA'd, IOW.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:10 PM

5. My Contention Is That Using Language Like 'Duped" In The Context of This Story...

...portrays Moore as a poor old man who got tricked by that "Hollyweird" meanie SBC. It's subtle both-siderism.

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Response to ruet (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:24 PM

9. Fair enough, I see your point. But it's also mostly accurate verbiage at the same time ...

And you know who gets duped?

Stupid people

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Response to ruet (Reply #5)

Wed Jul 14, 2021, 01:48 PM

31. "Duped", in this case means...

... he really believed he was being interviewed by an Israeli intelligence officer. Which was not actually the case.

He was duped. To comic effect.

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Response to Hugh_Lebowski (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:45 PM

14. isn't he a lawyer himself?

Or wasn't he (past tense)?

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Response to cab67 (Reply #14)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:47 PM

15. former Alabama Chief Justice nt

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Response to Nittersing (Reply #15)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:49 PM

17. twice.

One wonders about an electorate that votes someone into a position after he's been fired from it.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #17)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:18 PM

21. They Generally Love Him Down There

I can't explain it, because there are some good people in Alabama, but the majority love them some resistance to "pointy headed liberal elite types".

I say that as a product of the Mobile County Public School System.

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Response to COL Mustard (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:36 PM

26. If you have an (R) by your name they love you, they don't care who you are, or what you have done

The (R) supersedes anything, it is a "get out of jail free" card in Alabama.

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Response to ruet (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:51 PM

18. Remember, Roy Moore was chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court: TWICE. And TWICE removed.

Moore did not complete either of his terms as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Alabama. He was removed from office for judicial misconduct by the Alabama Court of the Judiciary TWICE. Two separate elected terms to the state supreme court, 2001-2003 and 2013-2017, and removal from office during BOTH terms for JUDICIAL MISCONDUCT.

Moore is no dummy. He graduated from the US Military Academy (West Point). He served in Vietnam. And he graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law.

He was not duped. He knows the law. He is a conniving, scheming, pedophile. Everything he does is for the benefit of Roy Stewart Moore. He is just like Trump. Never forget that when he pops back up, as he will.


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Response to ruet (Reply #2)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:28 PM

25. "duped" as in "didn't understand it was Baron Cohen, who would undoubtedly mock him"

I think it's perfectly fair to say Baron Cohen duped him; but that wasn't something Moore could sue about. The agreement to be filmed was presumably written by lawyers to make sure it didn't depend on the true identity of the interviewer.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:02 PM

3. This was like Ron Johnson taking on Einstein in a special 'Physics Jeopardy' matchup (nt)

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:11 PM

6. I remember watching that episode when it premiered,

it was great. He also had an episode at a protest where he convinced a guy when he touched the location of a protester on a tablet, he would blow them up, at first the guy was like no, I won't do that...it was horrifying how fast Sacha Baron Cohen was able to change his mind.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:12 PM

7. Moore is a bad attorney

He should had read the release that he signed

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:16 PM

8. Cohen leaving the courthouse after the ruling.




Or so I wish! (That's him wearing the Israeli anti-terrorist makeup.)

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Response to Buckeye_Democrat (Reply #8)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:14 PM

28. He also got gun nuts to endorse arming preschoolers.

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Response to nycbos (Reply #28)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 06:39 PM

29. I saw it many months ago, but just now watched it again.

Pretty sad that Matt Gaetz was one of the more sane-acting Republicans in that video! Not that even he immediately dismissed such insanity!

Several GOP members want to cause death and destruction within this country, no doubt about it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 03:25 PM

10. As Al Franken said when Bill O'Reilly sued him:

Satire is protected speech even if the the one being satirized doesn't get it.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:10 PM

11. hope he has to pay attorneys fees..... n/t

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:32 PM

12. I have never been accused of anything like this!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:37 PM

13. That scene was the funniest segment of that movie...LOL

what a putz.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 04:48 PM

16. couldn't happen to a nicer fellow, I suppose.....

....but I don't have much use for Sacha Baron Cohen.

Innocent people not targeted by his antics lost their jobs because of Borat. This includes at least one local TV producer who signed him to a morning program on the assumption that he was a serious guest.

To my knowledge, Cohen has never even apologized for that.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:17 PM

20. This I did not know.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:02 PM

19. Roy Moor probably thought he was suing Borat and it would be a slam dunk

against some furriner. He had no idea just how sharp Sasha Baron Cohen is.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:19 PM

22. Comedians tend to be some of the sharpest

Tools in shed. Sometimes surgically sharp!

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Response to Warpy (Reply #19)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:19 PM

23. Comedians tend to be some of the sharpest

Tools in shed. Sometimes surgically sharp!

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Response to The Unmitigated Gall (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:22 PM

24. Unlike me and my phone today, apparently.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 05:41 PM

27. This is why we in Hollywood have people sign a release form when shooting anything.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Tue Jul 13, 2021, 07:02 PM

30. Womp womp!

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