Sarah Palin claims she was duped into participating in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Showtime series.
The former vice presidential candidate penned a lengthy post on Facebook in which she said she was tricked into an interview for “Who Is America?”
“This ‘legit opportunity’ to honor American Vets and contribute to a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary’ as requested of me via a speakers bureau,” the 54-year-old former Alaska governor wrote.
“For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all. Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin. The disrespect of our US military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse.”
Palin then challenged CBS, Showtime and Cohen himself to donate all proceeds from the show to a charity for American veterans.
“Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country,” she wrote.
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Presenter Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 28, 2016. REUTERS/Adrees Latif
2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party ? Arrivals ? Beverly Hills, California, U.S., 04/03/2018 ? Actress Isla Fisher and her husband actor Sacha Baron Cohen. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
Cast member Sacha Baron Cohen poses at the premiere of "Alice Through the Looking Glass" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood, U.S., May 23, 2016. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 04: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen (L) and actress Isla Fisher attend the 2018 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 4, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 26: (EXCLUSIVE ACCESS, SPECIAL RATES APPLY) Actors Sacha Baron Cohen and Larry David attend the 2017 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/VF17/WireImage)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - DECEMBER 07: Sacha Baron Cohen during the 6th AACTA Awards Presented by Foxtel at The Star on December 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images for AFI)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the screening Of David O. Russell's 'Past Forward' hosted by Prada at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel on November 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 15: (L-R) Actress Connie Britton; director David O. Russell, actor Sacha Baron Cohen, actress Kuoth Wiel and actress Allison Williams attend the premiere of 'Past Forward', a movie by David O. Russell presented by Prada on November 15, 2016 at Hauser Wirth Schimmel Gallery in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for PRADA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen attends the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Boardman/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 21: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Sacha Baron Cohen sighting on June 21, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ray Crowder/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 21: Sacha Baron Cohen and Ryan Seacrest attend as the Friars Club Honors Martin Scorsese With Entertainment Icon Award at Cipriani Wall Street on September 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) Actor Sacha Baron Cohen attends the premiere of Disney's 'Alice Through The Looking Glass' at the El Capitan Theatre on May 23, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 09: Gabourey Sidibe and Sacha Baron Cohen attend AOL Build Speakers Series - Sacha Baron Cohen and Gabourey Sidibe, 'The Brother Grimsby' at AOL Studios In New York on March 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 08: Gal Godot, Sacha Baron Cohen, Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis attend the after party for the Premiere Of 20th Century Fox's 'Keeping Up With The Joneses' at Fox Studios on October 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 07: Karla Martinez and Sacha BaronCohen on the set of Univision's 'Despierta America' to promote 'The Brothers Grimsby' at Univision Studios on March 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 12: (L-R) Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher attend day 13 of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships at Wimbledon on July 12, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Lester Cohen/WireImage)
MIAMI, FL - MARCH 07: Alan Tacher, Sacha Baron Cohen, Ana Patricia Gamez and Francisca Lachapel are seen on the set of Univision's 'Despierta America' to promote 'The Brothers Grimsby' >> at Univision Studios on March 7, 2016 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Actor Sacha Baron Cohen departs 'Late Show with David Letterman' at Ed Sullivan Theater on May 17, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Jeffrey Ufberg/WireImage)
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Baron, who hasn’t commented publicly on the allegations, is set to launch “Who Is America?” on July 15.
The satirical half-hour series will spend seven episodes exploring “the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation.”
In the trailer for the show, former Vice President Dick Cheney autographed a “waterboard kit” for the comedian.
“Sacha is a comedic genius who shocks you with his audacity, bravery and inventiveness,” Showtime president and CEO David Nevins previously said in a statement.
“He is the premier provocateur of our time, but not for the sake of ‘gotcha’ moments. Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics. Nobody knows how to cause a stir like Sacha Baron Cohen, and it’s going to be fascinating to watch what happens when Who Is America? is released on the world.”
Showtime did not immediately return a request for comment on Palin's claims.