Watch Sacha Baron Cohen trick Roy Moore into participating in a 'pedophile detector' test

ShowtimeRoy Moore on ‘Who Is America?’
  • On Sunday’s episode of “Who Is America?” Sacha Baron Cohen made the former US Senate candidate Roy Moore participate in a “pedophile detector” test.
  • Cohen, disguised as his recurring character of an Israeli “anti-terror expert,” interviewed Moore and concluded the segment by pulling out a metal-detector wand he said the Israeli military had been using to detect pedophiles.
  • Cohen tested the wand repeatedly on himself, Moore, and another man in the room, saying it must be “malfunctioning” for beeping only when it was waved over Moore.
  • Moore lost his Senate race in Alabama last year after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, including several who were teenagers at the time they say the misconduct occurred.

On Sunday’s episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series “Who Is America?” Cohen duped the former US Senate candidate Roy Moore into participating in a “pedophile detector” test.

Cohen, disguised as his recurring character of an Israeli “anti-terror expert” named Col. Erran Morad, interviewed Moore and concluded the segment by pulling out a metal-detector wand he said the Israeli military had been using to detect pedophiles.

Moore lost to Doug Jones in a run-off election in Alabama in December after eight women accused him of sexual misconduct, including several who were teenagers at the time they say the misconduct occurred. One woman said Moore groped her when she was 14 and he was 32.

“If they detect a pedophile, the wand alerts the law enforcement and the schools within a 100-mile radius,” Cohen said, taking out the wand. “It’s very, very simple to use. You just switch it on, and because neither of us is a sex offender, then it makes absolutely nothing.”

In the segment, Cohen tested the wand repeatedly on himself, Moore, and another man in the room, saying it must be “malfunctioning” for beeping only when it was waved over Moore.

“I’ve been married for 33 years and never had an accusation of such things,” Moore said. “If this is an instrument – and certainly I’m not a pedophile, OK? I don’t know, maybe Israeli technology hasn’t developed properly.”

Earlier this month, before the show’s premiere, Moore released a statement in which he threatened to sue Showtime and Cohen, accusing them of tricking him and other Republican politicians into segments that would “embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel,” but conservatives like himself.

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