Sacha Baron Cohen Settles ‘Terrorist’ Lawsuit
(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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