The Showtime series "Who is America" by Sacha Baron Cohen made headlines because politicians and public figures should take part in cringeworthy, humiliating interviews, but the comedian says an interview is so worrying it was The FBI Sent and Never Broadcast
In an interview with Deadline, Baron Cohen, one of his characters, "Gio Monaldo," went to Las Vegas to convict a hotel concierge at the height of the Harvey-Weinstein scandal for sexual misconduct Interviewing to find out how the dishonored movie Mogul came away with such behavior.
"During the interview, I revealed that Gio basically abused an eight-year-old boy. Well, mind you, this is an extreme comedy, and we thought the guy would leave the room, "Baron Cohen said, adding," Instead, this concierge stays in the room … this guy advises Gio how to fix this problem. "
" We even talk about the boy's murder, and the concierge says, 'Well, listen, I'm really sorry. In this country we can not just drown the boy. That's America, we do not do that. "And then he puts me in contact with a lawyer who can silence the boy."
As the interview continued, Baron Cohen says, "Gio" asked the concierge to help him find a minor boy for one Date to find this evening.
According to Baron Cohen, the concierge said, "Yes, I can contact you with someone who can bring you some boys." [1
The 47-year-old comedian said the Concierges' claims were so horrifying to him and his Showtime staff that they would immediately hand the video over to the FBI authorities and decide against using the footage on the show.
In the debate on whether to send the footage or not, Baron Cohen said, "It was too dark and wrong. It was intriguing in a journalistic way, but it was so extreme and so dark that it was too disturbing for the audience. "
Baron Cohen says the FBI has decided not to pursue the claims of pedophilia in the end.
Earlier this year, Baron Cohen made former GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore appear on the show and confronted him with a Pedophile Detection Machine.
Baron Cohen sued Baron Cohen at the age of 30 for his appearance on the show for defamation.