Sacha Baron Cohen humiliates US politician Roy Moore with 'paedophile detector' on Who Is America?

Sacha Baron Cohen humiliates US politician Roy Moore with 'paedophile detector' on Who Is America?
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Sacha Baron Cohen infuriated former US Senate candidate Roy Moore by using him to demonstrate a "paedophile detector" in his latest stunt.

Moore is the latest of many US politicians targeted by Cohen in his new satirical show, Who Is America?

Appearing as his anti-terrorist expert character, Captain Erran Morad, Cohen presents the republican with a new piece of "Israeli technology" which he claims will beep when it detects a paedophile.

"You just switch it on, and because neither of us are sex offenders, then it makes absolutely nothing," he says, waving the silent device over his body.

When Cohen waves the wand over Moore, it immediately begins to beep.

"It must be faulty. It's malfunctioning," Cohen says. "Is this your jacket? Did you lend the jacket to somebody else?"

"No," Moore responds. "I've been married for 33 [years]. I've never had an accusation of such things."

Last year, Moore lost the special election for the Alabama Senate seat amid accusations of sexual assault by several women.

The allegations included one woman who said Moore attempted a sexual encounter with her when she was 14 years old.

Moore continues: "If this is an instrument - certainly, I'm not a paedophile," before storming out on Cohen.

Earlier this month, the politician released a statement condemning Cohen for duping him into the faux interview with "trickery, deception and dishonesty".

He claimed he had been given an all-expenses-paid trip to Washington and told he was receiving an award for his support of Israel.

"I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives," he wrote.

Who Is America? has featured several US politicians in compromising situations,  including endorsing the arming of pre-schoolers with guns and screaming racial slurs.