Sacha Baron Cohen delivers in-character response to 'duped' Sarah Palin

Sacha Baron Cohen delivers in-character response to 'duped' Sarah Palin

Palin appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Friday to talk about the interview Baron Cohen staged for his new Showtime satirical series "Who is America?". Conservative commentator Sarah Palin came out shortly after to say that she too had been fooled, having flown across the country to meet with a person she thought was a disabled veteran in a wheelchair.

Palin said Baron Cohen was portraying himself as an injured military veteran. "Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long "interview" full of Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm-but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen's chagrin", Palin wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.

Showtime had no comment, per usual. Koppel's description of the individual sounds a lot like the person former Fox News pundit and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin described earlier this week.

Cohen rebutted Palin's account of the interview on Thursday by retweeting an account that the comedian ostensibly created for the character interviewed Palin with for the show, called Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr.

Although Moore filed a lawsuit in April against four women who accused him of molesting them as teenagers, the Republican is flirting with additional litigation over Who Is America?

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"Vice-President Palin", the letter began.

She also alleged that Cohen's production team dropped her off at the wrong Washington, D.C. airport after the fake interview "knowing we'd miss all flights back home to Alaska".

He said he "stopped and questioned their direction" and then producers "rushed me out of the studio as an apparent fight broke out". "If people do decide to tune in, they're going to hear about it anyway, if they tune in, well the ill-gotten gains by CBS and Showtime, those, I say, need to be donated to people who deserve the gains".

"Palin said that she was offered a "'legit opportunity" to honour American Vets and contribute to a "legit Showtime historical documentary'" and that it "was requested of me via a speakers bureau".

He went on to berate Cohen for hiding his identity in order to "deceive others only to mock and ridicule them" and implied Cohen's style of humor is anti-American.

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