Bruno Movie Lawsuit Settled

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July 20, 2012 | 7:26am EST

A man who sued Sacha Baron Cohen after appearing in his 2009 movie Bruno has settled his lawsuit with the comedian.
Ayman Abu Aita filed a $110 million defamation suit at Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court after a caption in the controversial film described him as “Terrorist group leader, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade”.
His case later moved to a New York court after he included TV host David Letterman in the suit for airing the clip on his talk show.
Abu Aita claimed to have suffered a “loss of reputation” and death threats after the movie’s release, but lawyers for Cohen argued he was protected by free speech.
However, the case was settled earlier this week, with a lawyer for Abu Aita telling the New York Post the matter has been resolved “to the mutual satisfaction of all the parties”.
The terms of the settlement are confidential.

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