Sacha Baron Cohen, the comedian famous for his Borat and Bruno characters is being sued for $120 million by Ayman Abu Aita, a former member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades for his appearance in the movie Bruno.
Baron Cohen, a Jewish actor from the United Kingdom is famous for silly interviews of famous people. Abu Aita says he was tricked into the interview and that he is no longer in the Al-Aqsa group. He says he is a Christian peace activist and grocer and has been defamed.
In the movie, a framed picture of the Al-Aqsa mosque and a black and white checkered scarf can be seen on a table during the interview. A straight faced Baron Cohen tells Abu Aita, "I want to be famous and I want the best in the business to kidnap me. Al-Qaeda are so 2001."
Pushing the envelope furthur, Baron Cohen, continues to a stone faced Abu Aita, "Can I give you guys a word of advice? Loose the beards, because your king Osama looks like a kind of dirty wizard or homeless Santa."
Baron Cohen said he recieved death threats against him and his family. An Al-Aqsa spokesman called Baron Cohen's antics a "dirty use of our brother Ayman."
The interview took place in an undisclosed located near Bethlehem. The movie Bruno features many other mock interviews with unwitting participants.