Sacha Baron Cohen targets O.J. Simpson in ‘Who Is America?’ finale

Sacha Baron Cohen targets O.J. Simpson in ‘Who Is America?’ finale

Sacha Baron Cohen targets O.J. Simpson in ‘Who Is America?’ finale

Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen's Showtime series Who Is America? has seen plenty of freakish hidden-camera interviews of politicians and celebrities, but one of the strangest came in Sunday's finale with Baron Cohen's interview with O.J. Simpson. First Palin lashed out at "evil" Cohen and Showtime in a viral Facebook post about a week before the premiere, and then she even appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" to further complain about being duped by the British comedian, who she claimed flew her across the country to interview her disguised "as a disabled US Veteran".

To close the series in a spectacular fashion, Cohen transformed into one his alter-egos Gio Monaldo, an Italian millionaire playboy and fashion photographer, and sat down with National Football League star-turned-alleged double murderer O.J. Simpson in a Las Vegas hotel suite.

In the segment, which took place in Las Vegas, Gio introduced his girlfriend, Christina, who pretended not to recognize Simpson.

Simpson actually laughs off the incident, adding, "She knows that!"

As Monaldo, Cohen confided in Simpson that they were more alike than different by stating the two men were, "uh, how you say, 'lady killers'". Monaldo fails to elicit a confession from Simpson, who says that he "didn't "get away" with nothing". Simpson said. "Help me!"

"Stop, stop", Simpson said laughing. "You're not O.J. the movie star", he said.

"What, you didn't kill him too, did you?"

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That wasn't all - Cohen riled people up by getting disgraced former sheriff Joe Arpaio to admit that he "may have to say yes" to a blowjob from Donald Trump. "We had been divorced and separated".

"We want you to be completely truthful with how you got away with it", Cohen pressed on as Monaldo.

Simpson immediately denied Cohen's accusation, saying, "No, I didn't kill nobody". Her name was listed under "Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent)" during the credits of Sunday's finale.

Monaldo then goes in for the kill - by telling Simpson he has a business partner who's obsessed with the decades-old double slaying with which he was acquitted.

OJ Simpson, whose fame originally stemmed from his athletic career but later became notoriety after he was accused of killing his wife and her lover, was the subject of a circus-like murder trial.

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