Roy Moore the latest to be targeted by Sasha Baron Cohen

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.

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:

"In February 2018, I was invited to Washington D. C. to receive an award for my strong support of Israel in commemoration of her 70th anniversary as a nation. Because Alabama has always been at the forefront of support of Israel and because I share a strong belief in God as the Creator and Sustainer of all life, as does Israel, I eventually accepted the invitation. Expenses were paid, and I received no private remuneration for my time or participation. I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney.

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