Sarah Palin claims Sacha Baron Cohen duped her for talk

Published July 12, 2018, 6:09 AM

by Hannah Torregoza 

LOS ANGELES — Sarah Palin says she was “duped.”

Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala (AP/ Brynn Anderson)
Former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks at a rally in Montgomery, Ala (AP/ Brynn Anderson)

The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, “Who Is America?”

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the former Alaska governor wrote she and a daughter traveled across the country for what she thought was a legitimate interview. But she says Baron Cohen had “heavily disguised himself” as a disabled U.S. veteran in a wheelchair.

Palin says she sat through what she called a long interview full of “Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm” before she walked out.

She is challenging Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans’ charity.

Showtime has no comment. An email seeking comment from Baron Cohen has not been returned.

The show premieres Sunday.

 
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