AceShowbiz - Sacha Baron Cohen could be headed for court after pulling a TV prank on an accused paedophile.
Roy Moore threatened to sue the comedian and Showtime bosses if his bizarre interview with a disguised Cohen aired on the network.
It did during Sunday night's (July 29) episode of the Brit's controversial show, Who Is America?
In the segment, Cohen, in character as an ex-Israeli intelligence officer, tells the former U.S. Senate candidate he has access to technology which helps lawmakers detect an enzyme that paedophiles secrete.
Cohen then waves the device around Moore's body as it shoots out a series of alarms.
Moore, who has never been charged with sexual assault, despite claims he molested minors many years ago, told Showtime executives he would consider suing them if they aired "a defamatory attack on my character".
He also blasted Cohen's comedy as "trickery, deception, and dishonesty".
Moore isn't the only politician who has been caught out by the funnyman on his controversial new show - former U.S. Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin walked out of a bogus interview with a man she thought was a U.S. war veteran, called Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick, Jr.
Palin took to Facebook earlier this month to reveal she was tricked into sitting down with Cohen's alter ego.
"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," Palin wrote. "The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse."
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".