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Sacha Baron Cohen's Pedophile Detector Beeps in Roy Moore Interview


On the newest episode of Who Is America? the comedian takes on the accused child predator.

In his most recent high-profile prank, Sacha Baron Cohen sat down with unsuccessful Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused by multiple women of sexually pursuing and assaulting them in their teens.

In the guise of "Israeli antiterror expert Erran Morad," Cohen showed Moore, the virulently homophobic former Alabama chief justice, a tool that he claimed helped detect pedophilic sex offenders.

"It turns out that sex offenders and particularly pedophiles secrete an enzyme for DDHT, which is actually detectable. It is three times the level of nonperverts, so the phrase 'sweating like a rapist' is actually based on science," the comedian told Moore in character. "In Israel they've developed a machine that is used in schools and playgrounds to detect anyone coming in, and if they detect the pedophile, the wand alerts the law enforcement and schools within a hundred-mile radius."

After running the gadget over himself, he held it over Moore and it immediately went off.

"It's malfunctioning," Cohen said, but after he ran it over himself again to silence it, he started to probe the unsuspecting Moore. "Is this your jacket?" Cohen asked. "Did you lend the jacket to somebody else, maybe?"

"No," Moore responded. "I've been married for 33 [years] and never had an accusation of such things."

That claim is false. Several women have accused Moore of making sexual advances to them when they were teenagers and he was a prosecutor in his 30s, with at least two accusing him of sexual assault.

"I'm not accusing you at all," Cohen responded. But the pedophile detector kept going off every time it was within Moore's reach.

Moore cut the interview short, saying, " I don't support this kind of stuff," and walking off camera.

"I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series 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 said in a statement released on the Stand With Judge Roy Moore Facebook page, ""I don't need Sacha Cohen to tell me who America is, but I can tell him that America is a proud Nation which sprang from humble beginnings and a strong belief in God, virtue, and morality."

"I am involved in several court cases presently to defend my honor and character against vicious false political attacks by liberals like Cohen," Moore continued, citing a lawsuit he filed against several women who publicly accused him of sexual misconduct, "If Showtime airs a defamatory attack on my character, I may very well be involved in another."

Watch the full interview below.

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