Actress Cindy Lee Garcia sues over Innocence of Muslims

A US actress who appeared in an amateur anti-Islam video that sparked protests across the Muslim world is suing the film’s suspected director.

Cindy Lee Garcia accused Nakoula Basseley Nakoula of duping her into a “hateful” film that she was led to believe was a desert adventure movie.

She is also asking a judge to order YouTube to remove the film.

A clip dubbed into Arabic provoked widespread anger for its mocking portrayal of the Prophet Muhammad.

The film, Innocence of Muslims, which was made in the United States, has sparked protests across the Middle East, North Africa and as far away as Sri Lanka, with some demonstrations turning into destructive and violent riots.

Four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stephens, were killed during an attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

According to Ms Garcia, the script she received had made no mention of the Prophet Muhammad or made references to religion.

She claims she has received death threats since the video was posted to YouTube, and says her association with the film has harmed her reputation.

In a court filing lodged with Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday, Ms Garcia alleged fraud, slander and intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Dialogue dismay
Lawyers for Ms Garcia contend that changes in dialogue during post-production casts her in a false light.
“[Garcia] had a legally protected interest in her privacy and the right to be free from having hateful words put in her mouth or being depicted as a bigot,” the lawsuit says.

“There was no mention of ‘Mohammed’ during filming or on set. There were no references made to religion nor was there any sexual content of which Ms Garcia was aware,” it adds.

Mr Bakoula denies being “Sam Bacile”, a pseudonym used by the person who posted the video online.

He has gone into hiding after telling US media he was the manager of a company that helped produce the film, but US officials believe him to be the director.

Mr Bakoula was convicted of fraud in 2010 and ordered to pay more than $790,000 in restitution. He was released in June 2011 with the provision that he did not access the internet or use any aliases without permission.

Authorities questioned him last week over whether he had violated any of those conditions.

YouTube has so far refused Ms Garcia’s requests to remove the film, according to the lawsuit, although it has blocked it in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Egypt.

“This lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment nor on the right of Americans to say what they think, but does request that the offending content be removed from the Internet,” the complaint states.

Google, which owns YouTube, has blocked the film in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Egypt.

A spokesman for YouTube said they were reviewing the complaint and would be in court on Thursday.

Sengoku Ctn110 Keroheat 10000 Btu Portable Radiant Kerosene Heater Beige
Step2 Skyward Summit
Vivotek 2mp H264 Day Andamp Night Vandalproof
Cortech Sport Saddlebags Blue
New Balance Womens Wr993 Running Shoe
Aaa Quality 7580 Mm 75inch Freshwater Pearl Bracelet 14k Yellow Gold Clasp
Rayban Unisex Rb4105 Folding Wayfarer Sunglasses
All Inclusive Sierra Comfort Portable Massage Table Ships With Fitted Sheets Bolster
Ncaa Ohio State Buckeyes Ncaa Crag Mtn Softshell Jacket
Hammerliandreg X2 Dual Caliber Adult Air Rifle
2nd Andamp 3rd 530sheet Tray For C9600c9800 Series
Elite Screens R206rx1 Ezframe Fixed Projection Screen 206andquot 1610 Arrear
Icfsw7600gr Amfm Shortwave World Band Receiver With Single Side Band Reception
Bushwacker 5091902 Dodge Pocket Style Fender Flare Set Of 4
14k White Gold Diamond Ring 1 Cttw Hi Color I2i3 Clarity Size 5
Globe Senneville Fivelight Chandelier Dark Coffee With Amber Globes 6085801
Milwaukee 269424 M18 18volt 4tool Cordless Combo Kit
Nike Mens Classic Full Zip Hoodie Sweatshirt Red
Clarks Womens Unloop Flat
71 Sls Audio Surround Sound Speaker And Subwoofer Set
Bravia 1000 Watt Home Theater System Davdz175
Wiha 31491 38inch Drive Socket Set Inchmetric Insulated 16 Piece
Stone W217602445 Riderite Kit For Toyota Tundra
New Genuine Polaris Atv Accessories Lock And Ride Cargo Box Backrest 2005 Through 2008
Areaware Harmony Ball Barbell Rattle Silver
Proform 66941rc Distributor
Gn Netcom Gn 9120 Flexboom Wireless Headset
Kasey Kahne 9 Proscan 100 Trackside Scanner And Earmuff
Graco Pack N Play Playard With Newborn Napper Classic Pooh
Columbia Womens Heat Elite Ii Jacket
Dean Vendetta 40 Electric Guitar With Floyd Rose Quilt Top Scary Cherry
Hawkeye D10dx01t Indash Depth Sounder With Air And Water Temperature Includes Tramsom Mount
Evolution Robotics Mint Automatic Hard Floor Cleaner 4200
Verona 3section M Storage Shelf With 6 Foldable Black Color Fabric Baskets
Brother Cs6000i Sew Advance Sew Affordable 60stitch Computerized Freearm Sewing Machine
Westin 321600 Ultimate Chrome Stainless Steel Grille Guard
Remanufactured Dyson Dc17 Animal Cyclone Upright Vacuum Cleaner
14k White Gold Pear Genuine Amethyst Butterfly Ring Size 45
Forgan Ihy Golf Club Hybrid Combo Iron Set 3sw
Elzetta Led Flashlight With Low Profile Bezel Andamp Remote Tape Switch 5andquotcable
Samsung Un46d6000 46inch 1080p 120 Hz Led Hdtv Black 2011 Model
Sorelle Vista 5drawer Chest France White
Mustang Wide Smooth Touring Onepiece Seat No Studs 75464
Gabriel G56948 Readymount Complete Strut Assembly For Select Chevrolet Prizmtoyota Corolla
Dora The Explorer 10 Pc Toddler Bedding Set Complete Bedroom Set With Lamp Etc
Hoover C1404 Elite Lightweight Commercial Upright Vacuum With 35foot Power Cord 710 Amp
Takamine Pro Series Etn30c Fxc Acoustic Electric Guitar Adv Natural Natural With Case
Captains Quarters Shower Head Brushed Nickel 520532520532
Pacesetter 754106 Directfit Manifold With Catalytic Converter
Mustang Wide Touring Seat With Driver Backrest Vintage Front 17inw Rear 14inw 79421

Advertisements
%d bloggers like this: