Sacha Baron Cohen’s probably sighing in relief. The defamation lawsuit brought against him by Jeffrey Lemerond was thrown out and dismissed.
U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska rejected arguments filed by an attorney for financial analyst Jeffrey Lemerond that his client’s reputation was trashed by a scene in the movie showing the phony reporter chasing Lemerond down Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue. Lemerond’s lawyer claimed filmmakers used the man’s likeness without consent.
And another frivolous lawsuit bites the dust.