Democrat-linked group ordered to pay former GOP nominee $8.2 million for defaming him

A A Democrat-linked group has ordered millions for defaming a failed Republican candidate.

A federal jury found that the Senate Majority PAC defamed GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore and awarded the controversial Republican $8.2 million in damages.

The group has been accused of defaming Moore by running ads before Moore’s failed 2017 senate bid that detailed sexual misconduct allegations against him.

ROY MOORE DEFAMATION SUIT AGAINST SACHA BARON COHEN DISMISSED

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore announces his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate Thursday, June 20, 2019 in Montgomery, Ala. (AP Photo/Julie Bennett)

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Moore’s victory, which could be overturned on appeal, comes after another defamation suit he filed was dismissed earlier this year.

Moore has filed a $95million lawsuit against actor Sacha Baron Cohen in which he claims he was the victim of defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress and fraud when he was tricked by the Baron Cohen to give an unflattering interview on Who is America? , a series that aired in 2017. In the sketch, the comedian used a “pedophile detector” on the politician. The judge presiding over the case felt that the act was not meant to be taken seriously.

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Moore lost the 2017 election to former Senator Doug Jones, who moved the seat to Democratic control for the first time in 25 years. Jones then lost in the 2020 election to Senator Tommy Tuberville (R).

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