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"Who is America?" takes aim at OJ Simpson

Simpson laughed and said, "No, I didn't kill nobody". Cohen previously used teh character in an earlier episode to trick former Bachelor in Paradise star Corinne Olympios into lying about helping children in Sierra Leone.

Disguised in the segment as an Italian photographer named Gio Monaldo, Cohen sits down with Simpson in Las Vegas and introduces his girlfriend to Simpson.

"I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitative, sick "humor" of the British "comedian" Sacha Baron Cohen", she wrote in a lengthy Facebook statement.

After Gio's girlfriend says Simpson is handsome, he calls her gorgeous. Simpson said. "Help me!"

Between explaining who Simpson is to his girlfriend with "stab, stab, stab!", talking about how he wants to kill his girlfriend in a bungee-jumping accident (leading to Simpson contributing "cord extra long"), and telling Simpson he has a business partner who wants to hear the real story of "that night with the wife...the one you shot", Baron Cohen really goes in on trying to get Simpson to confess here.

When Christina leaves, Simpson comments that she's "gorgeous".

Sacha Baron Cohen as himself at The Oscars. Simpson replies: "I would have to introduce you in the afterlife".

"I didn't get away with nothing", objected Simpson who was found innocent.

Gio then asks Simpson to tell him "how you got away with it", referring to the death of Simpson's ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson, and the former National Football League player says, laughing, "No, I didn't kill nobody".

"Stop, man, Jesus Christ!" said Simpson.

When the late defense attorney Johnnie Cochran is mentioned, Gio pushes yet again with, "You didn't kill him too, did you?"

Simpson waved his hands and said "no" while still laughing.

While Baron Cohen failed to elicit a confession from Simpson, he did manage to give one last jab to Sarah Palin in the show's credits, giving her props for being a "Special Publicity Consultant (Inadvertent)". You know, it's not what it sounds like.

In July, Palin came out publicly to say she had been duped by Baron Cohen, but her interview never aired. "In Italian, it translates to, uh, somebody who, uh, murders women". The former Vice-Presidential candidate had posted a lengthy message on social media about the segment she took part in, blasting Cohen as "evil" while also ripping Showtime and its parent company.