Veteran broadcaster Ted Koppel, former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio also agreed to interviews with a disguised Cohen, according to reports. He said he met a wheelchair-bound man who was equipped with an oxygen tank.
She did not make mention of her previous claim that Showtime left her stranded at the airport in the wake of the interview, but did say that she has heard nothing from the network since that day. "I am not the type of guy who gets up and walks out", he toldBreitbart. An e-mail seeking comment from Baron Cohen has not been returned.
"Something told me I had better document this", he said. Koppel said he never signed a release. "If Showtime airs a defamatory attack on my character, I may very well be involved in another".
In a statement, Moore said that he was tricked into participating in Cohen's series after he was invited to receive an award for his "strong support of Israel".
"As an American, I would never hide my identity and deceive others only to mock and ridicule them as this Showtime series is created to do".
The interview later shifted to talk of Palin's political future and a possible run for office, with the former vice presidential nominee, saying: 'Perhaps it is in my future to get out there and serve the public.
Cohen rebutted Palin's account of the interview on Thursday by retweeting an account that the comedian ostensibly created for the character interviewed Palin with for the show, called Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr.
"I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick "humor" of the British "comedian" Sacha Baron Cohen", Palin wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday. "But ma'am I do believe you have been hit by a bulls- grenade and are now bleedin' FAKE NEWS".
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