According to Palin, the noted FOX News personality had been lured all the way from the wilds of Alaska to the ostensible safety of Washington, D.C., where she was compelled to sit for an interview with a wounded USA military veteran who she later came to believe was actually a heavily-disguised Sacha Baron Cohen sitting in a wheelchair, a thing that could happen to literally anyone.
"Who is America?", due to launch on Sunday on cable channel Showtime, has been shrouded in secrecy apart from a trailer showing former US defense secretary Dick Cheney signing a large bottle described as a water-boarding kit.
On Thursday, Baron Cohen responded - sort of - with a crass in-character statement telling his side of the story.
Showtime had no comment, per usual.
The former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate called the comedian "evil, exploitative and sick" in a Facebook post on 10 July after he duped her into an interview for his new show Who Is America? She said she was especially incensed that he had posed as a disabled military vet.
Palin had claimed Cohen disguised himself as a "disabled United States veteran" during the interview before she walked out.
Walsh tweeted on Wednesday that he believed Palin's account because "i too was duped.it was much of the same she experienced".
He said he "stopped and questioned their direction" and then producers "rushed me out of the studio as an apparent fight broke out". This response from "Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD" that Baron Cohen retweeted gives us a better sense of what we'll be seeing when the show premieres this Sunday.