Apr 092010
 April 9, 2010  Posted by  Court

From Legal Blog Watch:

The story of the ill-fated lawsuit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen by his ex-girlfriend, who claimed he defamed her in one of his “Da Ali G Show” interviews, was already pretty interesting by itself. No stranger to the legal troubles that go hand-in-hand with his particular style of film-making, Cohen won the lawsuit a year ago (in what the THR, Esq. blog called “a victory for the free speech rights of comedians who wish to make fun of ex-girlfriends in the midst of calling Gore Vidal a world-famous hairstylist and questioning whether Denzel Washington lives in George Washington’s former Mount Vernon home.”) The case is back in the news this week because on Tuesday, a California appeals court affirmed the lower court’s dismissal of the case against Cohen and the show’s distributor, the U.K.’s Channel Four Television.

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