Moore also claims that he was not informed of the correct production company behind the show, claiming he was given a false name.
Roy Moore, the former Alabama judge who ran unsuccessfully for U.S. Senate in 2017, says in new legal filings that TV personality Sacha Baron Cohen duped him before filming a segment for his show, thus voiding a consent agreement Moore had signed.
Moore filed a $95 million defamation suit against Cohen in September. In his Showtime show "Who Is America?" Cohen points a device at Moore, claiming it detects sex offenders (during his contentious campaign, several woman made sexual allegations against Moore, including two who said they were sexually assaulted by Moore when they were aged 14 and 16).
In the latest filings, Moore's lawyers argue that Moore was “fraudulently induced” to appear on the satire show.
“The first misrepresentation was that Judge Moore was being flown to Washington D.C. to receive an award for his support of Israel, when in actuality it was so that he could be falsely portrayed as a pedophile on national television,” Moore's lawyer Larry Klayman says, according to Deadline.