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A Palestinian shopkeeper called Ayman Abu Aita who was portrayed as a terrorist in the film “Bruno” is suing Sacha Baron Cohen, David Letterman and others for $110m. “In the film, Cohen plays a gay Austrian fashion journalist trying to make it big in the US. To achieve worldwide fame, Bruno travels to the Middle East to make peace. He interviews Abu Aita, and a caption labels the Bethlehem shopkeeper as a member of the militant Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade. Mr Abu Aita is suing CBS and Letterman's company Worldwide Pants over an interview before the film's release where the Late Show host and comedian Cohen discussed Bruno's encounter with a ‘terrorist’. In the interview, Cohen, 37, said he set up the meeting in the West Bank with the help of a CIA agent. Cohen said he feared for his safety and interviewed the "terrorist" at a secret location chosen by Mr Abu Aita. A clip was then played on The Late Show with David Letterman.”
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