Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin challenged CBS and Showtime after she walked out of a fake interview she was duped into agreeing to with a disguised comedian.
"Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm"
Palin says she was contacted by an organization that invited her to an interview with a wounded warrior - but the veteran was an imposter and in fact comedian Sacha Cohen, who is known for his fake interviews of famous celebrities.
"This 'legit opportunity' to honor American Vets and contribute to a 'legit Showtime historical documentary' was requested of me via a speakers bureau," Palin explained to the Daily Mail.
"For my interview," she continued, "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," she added, "but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin."
Palin also says that she and her daughter Piper Palin were dropped off at the wrong airport by the production team and they missed their flight back home because of it.
Palin issues a challenge
"Here is my challenge, shallow Sacha boy," Palin said. "Go ahead - air the footage. Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and intended to humiliate."
"The challenge is to Cohen, CBS and Showtime," she added, "donate all proceeds to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets."
"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 concluded.
A spokesperson for Showtime said the cable network had no comment on Palin's accusations and challenge.