Former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin is suing The New York Times for “defamation” over the news outlet’s report on the 2011 shooting that wounded Arizona Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
Palin claimed in her lawsuit that the report unfairly published a number of statements she made on social media and other content from the internet that linked her to the mass shooting that wounded Rep. Giffords.
But she has asked the judge in the case to block jurors from watching footage of her dancing and singing as a pink and purple bear on FOX’s The Masked Singer. In court documents filed Monday, Palin claims that should any of the 12 jurors see the reality TV footage, it could cause “unfair prejudice and confusion” as they determine whether or not the Times is guilty of defaming her.
Palin has also asked that other evidence, including her “Palin Instagram Account” and online store “Sarahpalin.com” be barred from the jury, citing that the content may offer “improper character evidence,” according to The New York Post.
Watch Palin’s hard-to-watch performance below: