Offbeat Sarah Palin reveals she was TRICKED by Sacha Baron Cohen when he pretended to be a wounded veteran to interview her for his new show 'Who Is America?'

02:30  11 july  2018
02:30  11 july  2018 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Sarah Palin Slams Sacha Baron Cohen on TV: ‘He’s a Proven Liar’

  Sarah Palin Slams Sacha Baron Cohen on TV: ‘He’s a Proven Liar’ Sarah Palin isn’t backing down. The former Republican vice presidential candidate spoke out against Sacha Baron Cohen days after claiming he “duped” her into participating in a spoof interview. © Getty Images sarah-palin-Sacha-Baron-Cohen “It was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans’ issues and our military and current events to a new audience,” Palin, 54, said on Good Morning America on Friday, July 13. “It was supposed to be this big time Showtime documentary and it was passed on to me by a speakers’ bureau, which, you know, I would assume had done some vetting.

Advertisement. show ad. Sarah Palin reveals she was TRICKED by Sasha Baron Cohen when he pretended to be a wounded veteran to interview her for his new Sarah Palin was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new Showtime series Who Is America ? she revealed on Tuesday.

Sarah Palin says she was "duped" by Sasha Baron Cohen in his new Showtime series, " Who Is America ?" (Photo: AP Photo/Cliff Owen, AP Photo/Starpix, Dave Allocca).


Sacha Baron Cohen has done his best to avoid the spotlight and hide behind the characters he plays for almost 20 years, but that may be about to change.

Sarah Palin revealed on Tuesday that she was duped into filming an interview with Sacha Baron Cohen in Washington DC for his new series Who Is America?, completely unaware of the comedian's intentions.

She claims that Cohen disguised himself as a wounded veteran for the sit-down, and that to cap things off the production team knowingly dropped her and her daughter off at the wrong airport, knowing they would not be able to get a flight back to Alaska.

A source tells DailyMail.com that this all happened in November, and Palin was with her teenage daughter Piper at the time, who is still in high school.

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

  Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen are pushing back against allegations the comedian duped guests on his new show by posing as a disabled veteran.The network says in a statement Monday that Baron Cohen "did not present himself as a disabled veteran" or wear any military apparel when he met with Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.Palin last week on Facebook complained that Baron Cohen "heavily disguised himself" as a disabled U.S. veteran in a wheelchair when she was "duped" into an interview. She challenged Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans' charity.

Just one day after Showtime released the first trailer for its new Sacha Baron Cohen show , Who is America ?, Sarah Palin is sounding off about the comedian, who apparently tricked her into an interview for the series.

Sarah Palin admits she was "duped" by Sacha Baron Cohen for " Who Is America ?" which premieres on Showtime this Sunday. Palin , who became a television personality herself and even tried to launch her own network, suggested in her angry statement that she was led to believe she was

Palin is now demanding that Showtime, the network that will air the show starting later this month, and Cohen donate all proceeds to a veterans group.

a person standing in front of a fence: Caught on film: Sarah Palin (above in DC the weekend of the interview with Cohen last November) was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new Showtime series This Is America she revealed on Tuesday © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Caught on film: Sarah Palin (above in DC the weekend of the interview with Cohen last November) was interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new Showtime series This Is America she revealed on Tuesday

'This "legit opportunity" to honor American Vets and contribute to a “legit Showtime historical documentary” was requested of me via a speakers bureau,' said Palin.

DailyMail.com has been told by a source that it was the American Programs Bureau that presented this opportunity to Palin, the same group who manages the likes of Larry King, Sean 'P Diddy' Combs, Sir Richard Branson and Mikhail Gorbachev, to name a few. 

Sacha Baron Cohen's Purported Showtime Character Fires Back at Sarah Palin

  Sacha Baron Cohen's Purported Showtime Character Fires Back at Sarah Palin Cohen's Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr. is demanding an apology from the former Republican vice-presidential candidate, who claimed she was duped into a "sick" interview for the comedian's new series, 'Who Is America?'Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr. — a Sacha Baron Cohen character possibly featured in his upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America? — took to Twitter on Thursday to fire back at Sarah Palin for her recent Facebook remarks.

Sarah Palin claims she was unwittingly interviewed by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his upcoming Showtime series, Who Is America ?, after he “duped” her into believing he was a disabled U.S. veteran .

Sarah Palin wrote on Facebook about how she was unknowingly interviewed by Sacha Baron Cohen for his new Showtime series Who Is America ? And to punctuate her rant, she said that her daughter thinks he ’s a “piece of ****.” At first, promos and teasers for Who is America ? were veiled in

'For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all,' explained Palin.

'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, much to Cohen’s chagrin.'

She went on to state: 'The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.'

Sarah Palin standing posing for the camera: Assistant: Palin was joined on the trip by her teenage daughter Piper (pair above on the day of Palin's interview with Cohen) © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Assistant: Palin was joined on the trip by her teenage daughter Piper (pair above on the day of Palin's interview with Cohen)

Then, after that, she and Piper were brought to the wrong airport.

Roy Moore threatens legal action after 'illicit scheme' from Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime

  Roy Moore threatens legal action after 'illicit scheme' from Sacha Baron Cohen, Showtime Roy Moore is threatening legal action against Sacha Baron Cohen, adding his name to the list of political figures who say they were duped into appearing on the British comedian's new show. The former Alabama GOP Senate hopeful said Cohen tricked him into participating in his Showtime program "Who is America?" by inviting him to receive an award for his "strong support of Israel.""I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV se ries was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney," Moore, 71, said in a Thursday statement.

Sarah Palin Says Sacha Baron Cohen Duped Her in "Sick" Interview . The former Republican vice-presidential candidate said she sat down for an interview with Cohen thinking he was a wounded U.S. veteran .

Sarah Palin took to Facebook to slam Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime for their new prank series, claiming the comedian duped her and her daughter with a humiliating interview by posing as a disabled veteran .

'After refusing to take our calls to help get us out of the bind they’d put us in for three days, I wrote this off as yet another example of the sick nature that is media-slash-entertainment today,' said Palin of the experience.

She also informed Cohen that Piper thinks he is a 'piece of s***.' 

Palin then called on Cohen and Showtime to give back.

'Here is my challenge, shallow Sacha boy: go ahead - air the footage. Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and intended to humiliate,' said Palin.

'The challenge is to Cohen, CBS and Showtime: donate all proceeds to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets. Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country.' 

DailyMail.com reached out to Showtime, with a spokesperson saying that the network had no comment. 

The network teased Cohen's new show with a promo that aired for the first time on Monday and showed part of his interview with former vice president Dick Cheney.

In that preview he is seen autographing a platic gallon jug, which he hands back to Cohen before saying: 'That’s the first time I’ve ever signed a waterboard.'

Sacha Baron Cohen’s ‘Who Is America?’ Interviewee List Grows .
As Sunday’s premiere of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new series approaches, the list of people who have admitted to being duped by the comic actor keeps growing. Florida congressman Matt Gaetz on Friday became the most recent public figure to reveal that had unwittingly granted an interview to Cohen for his new Showtime show “Who Is America?” Details about the series are scant, but teaser released by Showtime and public comments from people who were apparently participated in the series, albeit unknowingly, indicate that “Who Is America?,” like Cohen’s “Da Ali G Show,” features the actor conducting interviews under the guise of several characters.

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