THR: Showtime, Sacha Baron Cohen Win First Round in Roy Moore Lawsuit:Klayman's site: Roy Moore to Appear in Court in Case vs. Sasha Baron Cohen:Counsel for Chief Justice Roy Moore, Larry Klayman, and his client will appear before the Honorable Thomas Hogan to argue a motion filed by defendants Sasha Baron Cohen, Showtime and CBS seeking to have the case transferred to federal court in New York City, where the defendants obviously believe they will have a more favorable venue given the leftist slant of the judiciary in the Southern District of New York.
I'm guessing Klayman skipped his own press conference.Sacha Baron Cohen and Showtime Networks have convinced a D.C. federal judge that the $95 million defamation lawsuit brought by Roy Moore belongs in New York.
The decision to transfer the case isn't the end of Moore's suit contending he was duped into appearing Who Is America, where Cohen famously pointed a device at the controversial former Alabama judge to purportedly detect a sex offender. But the ruling, issued at an oral hearing on Monday morning, could be a good sign for the defendants.
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Opposing the bid for transfer, Moore's attorney Larry Klayman addressed alleged misrepresentations on the part of filmmakers including how he was flown to Washington D.C. to receive an award for his support of Israel and how the document he signed was with an entity called Yerushalayim TV. Moore further argued that Showtime and Cohen couldn't enforce the agreement since they weren't parties to the agreement.
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Hogan[*] has ruled in Showtime's favor.
Actually, Klayman is literally now tweeting about Moore's "upcoming" appearance -- after the judge already has ruled against him.
* A Reagan nominee; Soros is good.