Date: 14th December 2009

Sacha Baron Cohen sued over 'terrorist' label


Sacha Baron Cohen is facing a $110m (67.5m) libel action from a Palestinian man who says the film Bruno wrongly branded him a terrorist.

Shopkeeper Ayman Abu Aita was interviewed for the 2009 comedy and captioned as a member of militant group al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade.

He is also suing US talk show host David Letterman after he and Cohen discussed meeting a "terrorist".

Film financers Universal Studios and Letterman's lawyers have not commented.

Source: Press Release