Sacha Baron Cohen will attend the Oscar screening in Sydney, Australia on April 26, 2021.
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Sacha Baron Cohen was defamed by former Alabama judge Roy Moore on Thursday in an interview with the show “Who is America?” For British comedians misrepresenting him as a pediatrician. I broke the appeal.
Manhattan’s Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 3-0 vote that the interview was a constitutionally protected speech, and a lower court judge said, “It’s clearly a comedy, with reasonable viewers and others. I will not make a conclusion in this way. “
The court also said Moore had waived the right to file a $ 95 million proceeding by signing a standard agreement prior to the interview. He also dismissed a related claim by Moore’s wife Keila.
Moore’s lawyer, Larry Klayman, called the decision “Travesty,” and said the agreement was ambiguous as Judge Moore revoked the provision abandoning allegations related to sexually oriented behavior and cross-examination. rice field.
“This shouldn’t have been robbed of the jury,” Clayman said in an interview. Moores will ask the entire second circuit to review the case.
Baron Cohen and Paramount Global’s Showtime Network lawyers, who broadcast “Who Is America?”, Did not immediately respond to similar requests.
The interview took place in Washington, where 75-year-old Moore was hoping to receive an award to support Israel.
Baron Cohen, disguised as Elan Morado, a fictitious Israeli counterterrorist expert, allegedly detected pedophiles by identifying enzymes that secrete “three times the level of non-metamorphosis” instead. I shook an object like a cane.
He waved near Moore and beeped, and he left.
In an interview, Moore, a former Republican Supreme Court Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court, lost a 2017 U.S. Senate race in the state after being charged with sexual misconduct against a female teenager in her thirties. It was done afterwards.
Baron Cohen’s Shaw mentioned those accusations, but the Court of Appeals said that the “apparently distant pedophile detector” actually worked, even if he hinted that he believed in Moore’s accusation. He said no one was rational to think.
“Humor is an important medium of legitimate expression and a center of well-being for individuals, society and their governments,” the panel wrote.
Baron Cohen, 50, has previously won several proceedings over the 2006 mockumentary “Borat! American Cultural Learning to Benefit the Glory Country of Kazakhstan.”
The case is Moore et al. Vs. Cohen et al., Second US Circuit Court of Appeals, No. 21-1702.