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Sacha Baron Cohen

Sued Over 'Terrorist' Scene

12/9/2009 7:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sacha Baron Cohen, along with the producers of "Bruno" and David Letterman's company -- are being sued by a man who claims his reputation has been smeared all over the world because people now think he's a terrorist.



Ayman Abu Aita
is a grocer on the West Bank -- he says in Palestine. He was featured in the movie "Bruno," in which he is described as "terrorist group leader al-aqsa martyrs brigade."

Sacha Baron Cohen: Click to watchAccording to the suit, filed in federal court in Washington D.C. and obtained by TMZ, Abu Aita claims Cohen appeared on David Letterman's show promoting the movie and during the interview Cohen and Letterman gave the "unmistakable impression" that Abu Aita was a terrorist.

Abu Aita also says he was defamed by Cohen on an NPR interview on the show, "Fresh Air."

Abu Aita is suing for $110 million.

13 COMMENTS

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Denver    

Puuullleeezze ! Cohen movie's are funniest most brilliant comedy out there right now. This dude should be waxing Cohen's car for thanx and the publicity. $110 million ??? Cohen should buy him a hamburger and tell him to get lost. A judge will laugh this dude outta town.

1777 days ago
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Denver    

Wow,I was first..without even trying. Cool !

1777 days ago
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A Person    

Sucks for him.

1777 days ago
4.

Whamo    

by DB
1) That guy is on crack. He could BUY all of "Palestine" (Palestine isn't even really a Country) for less than $110m.

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Let the SH!T storm begin.....3 .2 .1.

1777 days ago
5.

Jayy    

@DB Palestine was a perfectly fine country before "Israelis" decided to come take over. Palestine will thrive again.

I hope this innocent guy wins the lawsuit. This is very unfair to him

1777 days ago
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Good Grief!    

First off, this guy would have had to sign something in order to be portrayed in the movie!
Where do they come up with these figures?! lol
Get real ..............

1777 days ago
7.

Roro    

One word to describe Sacha Cohen - Schmuck! Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

1777 days ago
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sylviethao    

hope he gets his $110 mil simply because sacha baron is a douche.

1777 days ago
9.

Fred    

2) One of his lawyers uses AOL for his work email. Who uses AOL?

Posted at 2:50PM on Dec 9th 2009 by DB
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LMAO, I can just picture these guys sitting around trying to find an American lawyer in the yellow pages and looking just like that scene from You Don't Mess With The Zohan, where Rob Schneider and pals were trying to dial Hezbollah customer service.

1777 days ago
10.

His Prince Michael    

I haf never seen a moshun-peecture vith dees Sascha Baron Cohen
man.

To be hanest? I doon't go to see moshun-peectures, anyvay.

On the televishon, this Sascha person, make veery nasty yokes.
This, I say to me, is faunny? This, I also say to me, make mahney?
I theenk mabbee he take too mush, Hallucenigentic stuff, and to
heem? To heem, he ISS like Jerry Lewis.
So, we muss understand, he no make the new Jerry Lewis.
O.K.? O.K.

P.S."....He who watches over ISRAEL, does not sleep nor slumber.."

1777 days ago
11.

Riz    

the West Bank is Palestine

1777 days ago
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august    

this gay is so rasiste he's one of the acters who plays 4 defending somthing or hating somthing like the islam all the borat film was about how borat from afghanistan is so damn and stupid and how the jews are powerful . he's such an idient

1506 days ago
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august    

this gay is so rasiste he's one of the acters who plays 4 defending somthing or hating somthing like the islam all the borat film was about how borat from afghanistan is so damn and stupid and how the jews are powerful . he's such an idient

1506 days ago

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