MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore is the latest well-known conservative name to be targeted by comedian Sasha Baron Cohen in the Showtime show "WHO IS AMERICA?".
A 5-minute clip featuring Moore in an interview with Gen. Erran Morad, an "anti-terror expert" portrayed by Cohen, ends with Moore getting up and walking out after the comedian tries to use a scanner on him he says detects sex offenders.
Moore, who ran unsuccessfully for Alabama's open U.S. Senate seat, lost the election while fighting sexual allegations from several then-teen girls in the 1970s and 1980s. Moore has denied the allegations. Lawsuits are still pending on both sides.
Prior to the episode's airing, Moore confirmed he was interviewed and said he was set up while attending a pro-Isreal in Washington, D.C. earlier in the year.
Moore has threatened a lawsuit against Cohen.
Other conservative voices including former Vice President Dick Cheney and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin have also been targeted by the show.
A Georgia state legislator has announced his resignation in the wake of a Cohen interview in which he was convinced to drop his pants and yell racial words during an interview with Cohen.
Moore's full statement prior to the segment's broadcast reads: