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Letterman - Palestinian Conflict in 'Bruno' Lawsuit

4/4/2010 1:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

David Letterman claims he's found a loophole in a lawsuit filed by a man portrayed as a terrorist in the movie "Bruno" -- and it all boils down to our diplomatic relations with the Middle East.

In new legal docs filed in D.C., Letterman -- along with Sacha Baron Cohen and other defendants -- claim that the $110 million defamation lawsuit filed by a self-described Palestinian man named Ayman Abu Aita should be dismissed ... partially because "Palestine is not recognized as a foreign nation by the United States."

Dave was dragged into the lawsuit because he ran the "terrorist" clip from the "Bruno" on his show last year when Cohen was a guest. Abu Aita had claimed that he is simply a shopkeeper ... and not a member of the militant Al-Asqa Martyrs' Brigade.

According to the docs filed by Letterman's lawyers, the lawsuit cannot proceed in the United States because Abu Aita and Cohen are both foreigners.

The judge has yet to rule on the motion to dismiss.

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mike    

first. potentially.

1481 days ago
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tmzsucks    

I LIKEEEEEE.


p.s. batz auto is a doosh

1481 days ago
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Q    

Uh, who cares? We want Tiger and Jesse nonsense, not stuff about this already known and admitted abuser of employees in the Ed Sullivan Theater Loft. Thanks for the legal advice, sure beats the dry biting humor you have been trying to deliver lately.

1481 days ago
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Kooky Fan    

MORE KOOKY NEW PLEASE!!!!

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

Yeah, right, go back to having sex with your goat and beating your wife, Achmed, no one wants to hear you whine.

1481 days ago
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Ziva    

Hey, Ayman, your goat called, she is pregnant again, get home to take care of the kids!

1481 days ago
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fawzeya    

ALL you IDIOTS seem to forget how Israel bombed the HELL out of one of OUR MILITARY ships - KILLING our servicemen inside...claiming it looked like an Egyptian ship (MY AZZ!). Payout was 1 Million for our fellow Americans' relatives as "HUSH" money. They received their arms/nukes from US because we haven't learned our lesson yet, e.g., Panama, Japan,Philippines, etc., Oh yeah lets not forget the US citizen (JEW) who SPIED for Israel re: nuclear warheads - ISRAEL ASKED US TO GIVE HIM A LIGHT SENTENCE 'CUZ HE HAS JEW BLOOD!! PLEEEEEEZE!! They will backstab US...It's only a matter of time...tick-tock!

1481 days ago
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fawzeya    

Hey #11...My dad WAS an Arab, served in US WWII with Doolittle flew for America and bombed the HELL out of Germany for your UGLY (and I mean UGLY) Relatives, 'cuz your kind wouldn't interact with the rest of Germany. You're not only UGLY inside but, UGLY on the outside...I'd bet $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

I would trust any Israeli before I would trust any arab, they are lying goat-fornicating scum, all of them. Israel is our only friend in that area.

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

I would trust any Israeli before I would trust any arabs, they are all lying goat-fornicating scum, they cannot be trusted.

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

All arabs are lying scum, they cannot be trusted.

1481 days ago
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Wombat    

I agree, Israel is our only trustworthy ally in that entire area.

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

About the lust for goats that the arabs all have...its ok, they only fornicate with the really pretty ones.

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

Yep, more about this great lust that arab men have for their goats...its ok, they only fornicate with the really pretty ones, and they keep their wives at home, well hidden and beaten.

1481 days ago
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Thunder Thighs    

...then there was the arab boy who wanted to leave home but he could not leave his brothers behind.

1481 days ago
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