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Sarah Palin claims U.K. comedian conned her into interview

Sacha Baron Cohen arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Sunday, March 4, 2018, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

LOS ANGELES – Sarah Palin says she was "duped."

Sarah Palin in 2017 (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)

The former Republican vice presidential candidate says she fell victim to British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen during an interview for his upcoming Showtime series, "Who Is America?"

In a Facebook post on Tuesday, the former Alaska governor wrote she and a daughter traveled across the country for what she thought was a legitimate interview. But she says Baron Cohen had "heavily disguised himself" as a disabled U.S. veteran in a wheelchair.

Yup - we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now? I join a long list of American public personalities who have...

Posted by Sarah Palin on Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Palin says she sat through what she called a long interview full of "Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm" before she walked out.

She is challenging Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans' charity.

Showtime has no comment. An email seeking comment from Baron Cohen has not been returned.

The show premieres on Sunday.

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