Sacha Baron Cohen being sued for defamation by 'terrorist'
Thu, 30 Jul 2009 12:00a.m.
By Daniel Rutledge
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has made a career out of mocking people, and it looked like he had gone too far when his alter-ego Bruno met a Palestinian man he branded a “terrorist”.
But, the so-called “militant in hiding” was not so hard to track down - now he is planning to sue Cohen for defamation.
Ayman Abu Aita is depicted in Bruno as terrorist from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade.
He is actually in the Fatah party and was only rumoured to be in Al Aqsa. He was jailed by the Israelis, but charges were never brought and he was released.
Abu Aita is particularly disappointed because he says he agreed to be in the film after being told it would be about the problems of the Palestinian people.
Abu Aita is now suing both Baron Cohen and Universal Pictures.
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15/10/2011 1:14:01 p.m.
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NOW 92% OF ALL JEWS ARE FROM KHAZARIA GOOGLE KHAZARA AND TOLDOT YESHU AND SANHEDRAIN 106A
1/08/2009 12:20:29 p.m.
A Zionist Jew defaming a Christian? Let's see what Abraham Foxman of the Zionist Anti-Defamation League has to say about this. My guess is that he will be as silent as he was when those Israelis were calling Obama a "n***er from the town."
1/08/2009 7:22:26 a.m.
Well, "terrorist" is just a stupid lable anyway. It's like the phrase "bad guy"---it doesn't really mean or explain much, it's just what anyone calls their enemies.Americans have been tricked into equating "terrorist" with "Muslim", because the U.S. wants to control Middle Eastern oil production & pipelines. So we conveniently had a "terrorist attack" that justified our invasion of two seperate countries in this oil-rich region...
1/08/2009 4:27:21 a.m.
With any luck at all, this man will lose not only any money he made from this film, but his ability to land another moronic role.He thought that just because he was targeting the under-mensch (those who cannot even be allowed to have a nation), that he'd be safe. I hope and pray that he is wrong and that he pays for it. Stupidity should be painful. Prideful stupidity should be doubly so.
1/08/2009 2:57:57 a.m.
Wow, Sacha Baron Cohen yet again wears a disguise and puts his racist, foul and repulsive personality on display. Did he also go to Gaza and mock the refugee children for living in tents?
31/07/2009 8:08:44 p.m.
So orthodox Jew Sacha Cohen has been found out humiliating 'Palestinian Terrorists' who turns out to be a Christian. If the tables were turned this would be an antisemitic crime in most countries (Palestinians are Semites too you know)
30/07/2009 6:54:32 p.m.
I'm gutted that this guy isn't actually a terrorist... the scene was so amazing, but now it's just a lie.
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