Roy Moore Seeks Millions in Damages Over Showtime Prank

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Judge Roy Moore speaks at the Mid Alabama Republican Club
Judge Roy Moore speaks at the Mid Alabama Republican Club

Source: Sherrel Wheeler Stewart, WBHM

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore says he’s been defamed again. The former Republican candidate for U.S. Senate lost to Democrat Doug Jones last year after several women accused Moore of sexual misconduct when he was in his 30s.

Moore has since sued some of the women, and political groups that used the information in campaign ads. Wednesday he sued Showtime, its parent company CBS and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen.

Moore says he was duped into an interview and maliciously defamed on a show called “Who is America.” He is seeking $95 million in damages.

Moore says he was led to believe the interview was about an award for his support of Israel. Cohen instead talked with Moore about a device supposedly created by Israelis to identify pedophiles. The fake device beeped and flashed near Moore and he later walked off the set.

Moore’s lawyer tried to prevent broadcast of the segment, but it aired in late July.

A Showtime spokesperson says “while the press has been sent copies of the “alleged complaint, to our knowledge, Showtime has not been served.”