Sacha Baron Cohen fights the appeal of the judge who sued him over Who is America? recital

Sacha Baron Cohen has defeated an appeal in a multi-million dollar lawsuit brought by a former US Supreme Court judge, whom he mocked in the satirical comedy series Who Is America?

The trio of judges upheld the 2021 ruling against Roy Moore and agreed that the claims made by him and his wife were “futile”.

Mr. Moore initially filed the lawsuit after appearing in a segment of the show in which he was persuaded to fly to Washington DC to receive an award honoring his support of Israel.

He was interviewed by Baron Cohen, who acted as an Israeli counter-terrorism expert who later used a fictional device that could be said to “identify anomalies” including “sex criminals and especially pedophiles”.

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A trio of judges backed a 2021 ruling against former US judge Roy Moore and said other claims by him and his wife were ‘futile’ (Ricky Rycroft/PA)

Mr Moore and his wife have sued the comedian for $95m (£80m) for “intentional distress and mental fraud”, as well as making a defamation statement.

The suit was dismissed in July 2021 after it was discovered that their claim had been “barred by both the waiver clause in the agreement that Judge Moore signed prior to the interview and also by Tu. first act of the United States Constitution”.

In a ruling issued on Thursday, the judges stated: “We agree with the District Court that the segment in question is clearly comedy and that no reasonable viewer would conclude otherwise. .”

“We have reviewed the remaining arguments of Plaintiffs and have concluded that they are unfounded.

“For the above reasons, the order of the District Court is affirmed.”

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