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Sacha Baron Cohen Settles ‘Terrorist’ Lawsuit

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0  Updated at 5:28 am, July 20th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — A Palestinian man who sued Sacha Baron Cohen and others after he was labeled a terrorist in the comic actor’s 2009 movie Bruno, has settled his $110 million lawsuit, the New York Post reports.

Ayman Abu Aita claims he was duped into being interviewed by Cohen’s character and never signed a release.  In the film, abu Aita is described as a “terrorist group leader.”  In court papers, abu Aita said the movie resulted in death threats and a “lose of reputation.”

The lawsuit also involved actor Jonah Hill, who was a co-producer of the film, and David Letterman, who aired a scene from Bruno featuring abu Aita on his CBS late show.  Details of the settlement are confidential.

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