Roy Moore just got laughed out of court in his lawsuit against Sacha Baron Cohen … with the judge basically telling him that he had agreed to participate and telling his wife that she couldn’t win his case because the segment of the show was clearly a joke.
According to new legal documents, obtained by TMZ, the federal judge for the Southern District of New York said Ash’s coup for his Showtime special “Who is America” was clearly a satire, and that no reasonable person is. would interpret the blow as affirming a fact.
In the documents, the judge said the former U.S. Senate candidate waived his right to sue when he signed a waiver before the interview. Even though his wife did not sign the waiver, the court essentially said the coup was akin to a cartoon or a political cartoon … which is protected speech under the First Amendment.
As we reported … Moore sued Sacha in September 2018, claiming that the comedian had described him as a pedophile on national television. Moore, who insisted he was not a sex offender, said Sacha’s prank amounted to libel and wanted at least $ 95 million in damages.
For the uninitiated … Sacha disguised himself as a former Israeli intelligence officer and brandished a wand supposed to detect enzymes secreted by pedophiles. The wand exploded like crazy when he scanned Roy.
The coup follows Moore’s failed bid for the U.S. Senate following several allegations he flirted with minors decades ago. The charges came to light as he ran for the vacant US Senate seat in Alabama in 2017. He denied the allegations.