Roy Moore Storms Out of His Who Is America? Interview

After supposedly failing a 'pedophile detector test'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 30, 2018 10:40 AM CDT

(Newser) Roy Moore's Who Is America? segment aired on Sunday night's episode of the Showtime series, and it featured the former Alabama chief justice and failed US Senate candidate storming off the set after supposedly failing a "pedophile detector test," AL.com reports. Sacha Baron Cohen's Israeli anti-terrorism expert character, Col. Erran Morad, told Moore—who has been accused of molesting teen girls—about the newly developed test that detects a hormone from a pedophile's sweat. When waved in front of "Morad" and another man on set, the device didn't go off, but when waved in front of Moore, it beeped every time. "I've been married for 33 years, I've never had an accusation of such things," Moore said. "If this is an instrument, then it's certainly ... I'm not a pedophile, OK? Maybe Israeli technology hasn't developed properly."

Moore released a statement in early July explaining he agreed to the Baron Cohen interview because he thought he was receiving "an award for my strong support of Israel"; he said he'd sue if the episode aired. "I don't need Sacha Cohen to tell me who America is," the statement adds. "As an American, I would never hide my identity and deceive others only to mock and ridicule them." Meanwhile, "Morad" posted on Twitter he "was honored that ladies man Roi Moore took time away from his busy schedule of hanging round shopping malls to talk to me." Vulture ranks the segments in this episode from least to most damning: rappers Ness Lee and Bone Crusher, Moore, ex-member of the South Carolina House of Representatives Chip Limehouse, and three "old white conservatives" Baron Cohen duped into thinking they were being trained to "bait and then trap undocumented immigrants." (Read more Roy Moore stories.)

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