Published: Tue, July 17, 2018

Showtime Counters Sacha Baron Cohen ‘Stolen Valor’ Claims

Showtime Counters Sacha Baron Cohen ‘Stolen Valor’ Claims

"Baron Cohen never presented himself as a veteran of the United States military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during the booking process or during the filming of the interview, and contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair", Showtime's statement said.

"WHO IS AMERICA? is a satirical half-hour series from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen", Showtime explains on its website.

Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime series Who Is America? premiered Sunday night.

Ph.D. has been referred to as a disabled veteran in some reports and Sarah Palin credits this information as why she granted an interview for the show. Ph.D., a man confined to a wheelchair by choice (to conserve his energy) and wants to discuss health-care with Bernie Sanders, as well as an ex-con artist who shows his pieces to a gallery owner, revealing that they were painted with feces and semen "extracted from his cellmates".

Baron Cohen went undercover using prosthetics and make-up as different characters while interviewing a series of American political figures such as Sarah Palin, Bernie Sanders and Dick Cheney.

"And contrary to her claims he did not appear in a wheelchair", the network added, before concluding that in both interviews Cohen, 46, "did not wear military apparel of any kind". Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOn paper, Wilkie is the ideal candidate for VA secretary, but his qualifications go further Sacha Baron Cohen mulls arming toddlers with guns in inaugural episode Ocasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas MORE (I-Vt.), while in character as Ruddick.

Across the episode, Cohen played a number of characters, including Dr. Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr. Palin's claims that Baron Cohen had posed as a veteran led to many of her supporters, including fellow Who Is America? victim Joe Walsh, participating in a #BoycottShowtime campaign on Twitter.

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