Judge Denies Pulling Anti-Muslim Clip

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia’s attempt to have clip removed is rejected.

Posted: 09/20/2012 01:23 PM EDT
Filed Under Islam, court, religion, Film, Internet

Cindy Lee Garcia

There is more fallout today from the anti-Muslim clip, which has helped to spark recent Middle Eastern violence.


A Los Angeles judge, according to The Hollywood Reporter, has denied actress Cindy Lee Garcia’s request to have the 14-minute Innocence of Muslims clip pulled from the Web.

Garcia, who appears in the clip, has sued YouTube and producer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (aka Sam Bacile) on Wednesday. The actress alleges she was tricked into appearing in the film clip and that producers violated her right to control her likeness and participated in fraud and unfair business practices.

Garcia also requested that a judge order YouTube's parent company, Google, to remove the clip. A quick ruling on Thursday by Judge Luis Lanvin said Garcia had failed to demonstrate “a likelihood to prevail on the merits” of her request.

In response to the ruling, an attorney for Garcia said he would continue to seek the video clip’s removal from YouTube.


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