Sacha Baron Cohen is no stranger to controversy and his latest television series didn't hold back as he took on America with four new alter egos.

The series, 'Who is America?', saw him interview many different politicians about a variety of topics, one of which included former US Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is now suing Sacha Baron Cohen for $95m.

The interview saw Baron Cohen disguised as an Israeli anti-terror expert chatting to Moore about a new paedophile detector he had developed. Prior to this the episode also showed news segments talking about up to nine allegations of sexual misconduct made against Moore, with one woman saying she was 14 when it happened.

Former Alabama Senate candidate Moore claims he was defamed and that he was tricked into appearing on the satirical show. He says that the release form he signed should be considered null and void as it was signed under false pretenses.

Moore agreed to the interview as he was told it was to appear on an Israeli television show and receive an award. The lawsuit states the interview "falsely painted, portrayed, mocked and with malice defamed Judge Moore as a sex offender".

Showtime, which produces 'Who Is America?', and the series' network, CBS, are also named in the lawsuit, which states: "This false and fraudulent portrayal and mocking of Judge Moore as a sex offender, on national and international television, which was widely broadcast in this district on national television and worldwide, has severely harmed Judge Moore's reputation and caused him, Mrs Moore, and his entire family severe emotional distress, as well as caused and will cause plaintiffs financial damage."

Moore has always denied all allegations made against him.