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Bruno movie lawsuit settled

Ayman Abu Aita filed a $110 million (£73 million) defamation suit at Washington, D.C.’s Superior Court after a caption in the controversial film described him as “Terrorist group leader, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade”.

His case later moved to a New York court after he included U.S. TV host David Letterman in the suit for airing the clip on his talk show.

Abu Aita claimed to have suffered a “loss of reputation” and death threats after the movie’s release, but lawyers for Cohen argued he was protected by free speech.

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However, the case was settled earlier this week (begs16Jul12), with a lawyer for Abu Aita telling the New York Post the matter has been resolved “to the mutual satisfaction of all the parties”.

The terms of the settlement are confidential.

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