Actress in anti-Muslim movie sues for its removal online; sues filmmaker for fraud


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LOS ANGELES, Calif. – An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film that has sparked riots in the Middle East is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander and suing Google to try to get the movie’s trailer removed online.

Cindy Lee Garcia’s lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles claims the actress was duped by Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind “Innocence of Muslims” who has been forced into hiding since its 14-minute trailer rose to prominence last week. She was unaware of the film’s anti-Muslim content and said the pages of the script she received had no mention of the prophet Muhammad, according to her complaint.

The lawsuit states Garcia responded to an ad and thought she was appearing in an ancient Egyptian adventure film, which was altered to give it an anti-Islamic message.

“The film is vile and reprehensible,” Garcia’s attorney, M. Cris Armenta, wrote in the document.

“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. Garcia’s attorneys plan to seek an injunction against the film Thursday in a Los Angeles court.

Garcia has received death threats since the trailer began drawing attention, and her suit states she no longer is able to visit her grandchildren as a result. It has also harmed her reputation and caused “shame, mortification, and hurt feelings,” the suit states.

An email sent to Google seeking comment was not immediately returned. The search giant owns YouTube and has blocked users in Saudi Arabia, Libya and Egypt from viewing the “Innocence of Muslims” trailer. It has also blocked the video from being viewed in Indonesia and India because it violates laws in those countries.

A man who answered the phone at the law offices of Steven Seiden, who represents Nakoula on any criminal repercussions he may face, declined comment. He said Seiden does not represent Nakoula, who is on probation for a bank fraud case in which he opened 600 fraudulent credit accounts, in civil matters.

According to the terms of his probation, Nakoula was allowed to only access websites with the permission of probation officials and for work purposes. It is unclear who uploaded the film to the site.

The lawsuit also names Sam Bacile, an alias that Nakoula gave to The Associated Press after the trailer was linked to protests that have since killed at least 30 people in seven countries, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya.

  1. #1 by Wally D. on September 20, 2012 - 3:01 pm

    She’d have much better luck going after Pam Geller and company than penniless ex-convict Nakoula who likely has protection from the DOJ folks.

  2. #2 by on September 20, 2012 - 5:02 pm

    Homer looks like he’s saying MOO.

  3. #3 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 20, 2012 - 5:29 pm

    This is really what is needed to wake up some, but for how long?

  4. #4 by nooralhaqiqa on September 20, 2012 - 7:50 pm

    Best of luck to her!

  5. #5 by sinsynn on September 21, 2012 - 12:05 am

    I find this woman’s complaints disingenuous. She may not have known she was making an anti-Muslim film but surely she knew she was making a very crude, low budget porn skit with an Arabic twist. Personally, I don’t think she cared what she was making as long as the money was good. And if she’s into porn, I certainly don’t have any sympathy for her.

  6. #6 by Al on September 21, 2012 - 7:29 am

    Does it mean that she didn’t know anything about that movie or what kind of movie was she supposed to play in? It looks like, even when she finished that movie and received her wage, still she didn’t know anything about that movie…

    She only found out about the content of that movie when people started demonstrations and the big mess began… This reminds me the story of Adolf Hitler when at the middle of war his military men wanted to slow down the war and were afraid if people might get tired and they might lose support. Hitler said, “Don’t worry, as long as we win nobody would ask any questions, only losers will be criticized…”

  7. #7 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 21, 2012 - 7:43 am

    #4 by nooralhaqiqa on September 20, 2012 – 7:50 pm

    “Best of luck to her!”

    Unfortunately, the Courts are mostly controlled by Jews and their likes!

    Basheer

  8. #8 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 21, 2012 - 7:44 am

    #5 by sinsynn on September 21, 2012 – 12:05 am

    “I find this woman’s complaints disingenuous”

    The issue is about a Court case, so, please, don’t talk rubbish or speculate!

    BAFS

  9. #9 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 21, 2012 - 5:52 pm

    #6 by Al on September 21, 2012 – 7:29 am

    “Does it mean that she didn’t know anything about that movie or what kind of movie was she supposed to play in? It looks like, even when she finished that movie and received her wage, still she didn’t know anything about that movie…”

    – “She was unaware of the film’s anti-Muslim content and said the pages of the script she received had no mention of the prophet Muhammad, according to her complaint.”

    It does not seem that you know much about movie-making, my friend!

    BAFS

  10. #10 by amerikagulag on September 21, 2012 - 9:01 pm

    This is a Jew-op. Designed solely to inflame Muslims and shift the blame for it on to the US. It’s probably Bibi’s revenge for Obama’s snub.

    What the GOYIM need to do is a film showing that the Old Testament is total bullshit and that historically it never occurred; that their claim to chosen-ness is pure self-worshiping lunacy with no basis in fact. I see a lot of websites claiming that Jesus never existed, but none that attack the original liars. It’s high time.

  11. #11 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 21, 2012 - 9:27 pm

    #10 by amerikagulag on September 21, 2012 – 9:01 pm

    “What the GOYIM need to do is a film showing that the Old Testament is total bullshit…”

    Sorry, love, but I would not say TOTAL! There is the Word of God in the Old Testament as well! I get much of my inspiration from it as well!

    Basheer

  12. #12 by Wally D. on September 22, 2012 - 2:35 am

    “chosen-ness is pure self-worshiping lunacy”

  13. #13 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 22, 2012 - 9:51 am

    “Actress in anti-Muslim movie sues for its removal online; sues filmmaker for fraud”
    “The film is vile and reprehensible,” Garcia’s attorney, M. Cris Armenta, wrote in the document.

    This move is positive and shows that America is slowly moving in the right direction, and I am not the one who would try to spoil the party.

    N.B. Getting really bored with the quality of comments and responses I see here and there and the never-ending use of pseudonyms and almost unidentifiable contributors especially when we are dealing with serious issues.

    Many thanks to all those who sincerely and with knowledge and common sense write here on “The Ugly Truth”.

    For those who like pure entertainment, wait as the Jewish Kosher Nostra and their International Bank Gangsters will be having fireworks soon the type the world has never seen before, worse than in Hollywood films, and IN A CITY NEAR THEM!

    BAFS
    The ‘Prophet’

  14. #14 by Ingrid B on September 22, 2012 - 6:14 pm

    @BAFS, sorry if the rest of us bore you, we can`t all be perfect..

  15. #15 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 23, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    #14 by Ingrid B on September 22, 2012 – 6:14 pm

    @BAFS, sorry if the rest of us bore you, we can`t all be perfect..

    I like to call a spade a spade whenever required! But, it is much deeper than that! A little bit of criticism every now and then cannot be that bad! I have known it to be even very healthy!

    Even, a gentleman like Jesus was so fed up talking to THEM, that he finally in desperation said something like:

    Let me go, and I’ll send you somebody else as you cannot bear the truth!

    I am sorry if you feel sorry, my dear, but, my aim was to make some (of our less nice ones) feel more than that! And, you (and the nice ones!) were not included in the list!

    At 33, poor Jesus left, peace and blessings be upon him, but at 66 I am still here! Poor me! Writing for such a variety of audiences is not an easy job: Atheist, Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Hindu, American, British, French, European, Russian, Mauritian, FOOLS, RACISTS AND FASCIST, and expecting to please everybody is an impossible task. But, I do please myself a lot!

    Regards
    Basheer

  16. #16 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 23, 2012 - 5:49 pm

    #14 by Ingrid B on September 22, 2012 – 6:14 pm

    @BAFS, sorry if the rest of us bore you, we can`t all be perfect..

    REMEMBER that I can access only 1% or even less of what is being posted here, and I repsond to only a few posts. So, I am addressing only the few who are commenting on the posts I happen to visit or the silent and passive readers.

    Regards
    Basheer

  17. #17 by Isaac on September 24, 2012 - 3:00 am

    BAFS, I always like your comments, seems that you are very knowledgeable person but we wright what we know and what we can, not every one can be perfect.

  18. #18 by Ingrid B on September 24, 2012 - 3:42 pm

    yes, BAFS, you are very knowledgeable, and probably perfect, but everyone is entitled to an opinion, even a less nice one. I think the ones that stink get tossed out anyway..

  19. #19 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 24, 2012 - 9:04 pm

    #17 by Isaac on September 24, 2012 – 3:00 am

    BAFS,… not every one can be perfect.

    Love, I never asked for perfection as I myself am far from being perfect like all (or nearly most) of us!

    I just felt we could do just a little better each time we write. As a matter of fact I am more concerned about those who do not write at all to show their SOLIDARITY than those who do their best by contributing here, of course, to the best of their ability.

    To give you a clue, I write much more for Christians, yet in most cases even the Christians are not interested in the least!

    Last night I did not sleep at all, and in the morning I left to visit my younger grand daughter who is not well. I stayed with her between 8.10 AM until 8.40 pm, TWELVE HOURS NON STOP to care after those who need help while fasting for twelve hours.

    During the night, while listening to a French Catholic Brother, Franck Abed, I wrote two articles addressed to Christians because I am one of the rare ones in France to know what really happened to the Roman Catholic Church since the Pastoral Council Vatican II and even long before that. Most Christians are not at all prepared to face the TRUTH and would prefer continue having blind faith in false Church doctrines until they get fed up completely and turn against the Church, Jesus and God WITH A VENGEANCE!

    The titles of the articles

    1. THE ROOTS OF FRENCH CHURCH HATRED FOR MUSLIMS AND ISLAM.
    2. LE PAPE ANTICHRIST JUIF SIONISTE JEAN-PAUL II (THE ANTICHRIST JEWISH ZIONIST POPE JOHN PAUL II)

    Franck Abed (a Royalist) is a staunch Catholic, but has a very open mind and he interviews so many people as he is very interested in the TRUTH!

    http://muhammad-ali-ben-marcus.blogspot.co.uk/2012/09/le-pape-antichrist-polonais-juif.html

    I know quite a bit about European Roman and non Roman Catholicism, mainly French, and about American Zionist Protestant Evangelism. I am very interested in these matters for two main reasons:

    Spirituality (and I am very concerned about the decadence of Rome)
    Jewish global hegemony (that has even engulfed Christendom and wants now to obliterate Islam and Muslims)

    I did not have any intention to offend any good hearted and sincere contributor here. The ones concerned know who they are! I hope I made myself quite clear.

    Regards
    Basheer

  20. #20 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 25, 2012 - 10:53 am

    #18 by Ingrid B on September 24, 2012 – 3:42 pm

    “yes, BAFS, you are very knowledgeable, and probably perfect,…”

    Only Jews are perfect!

    “but everyone is entitled to an opinion,”

    Who said they were not?

    I do not give a damn about people’s OPINIONS because I deal EXCLUSIVELY WITH FACTS AND WHAT CAN BE PROVEN BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT! I deal with analysis and synthesis.

    “I think the ones that stink get tossed out anyway.”

    “The ones concerned know who they are!”

    Are you saying you are one of them?

    My answer here is crystal clear:

    “As a matter of fact I am more concerned about those who do not write at all to show their SOLIDARITY than those who do their best by contributing here, of course, to the best of their ability.”

    Maybe Mark Glenn should change the name of the website to that of “The Ugly Opinions” instead of “The Ugly Truth”, if it is waht you mean about people’s right of an opinion ” even a less nice one.”.

    But, I am now wasting my time on futilities. Take the entire commentary section here and see for yourself what is amiss?

    When you responded by “sorry if the rest of us bore you, we can`t all be perfect.”, instead of understanding what was meant by what I wrote, and making yourself the spokesperson of “the rest of us” by taking their defence, what were you saying?

    Anyway, I have said enough and even too much. What had to be said has been said whether readers like it or not. I will not respond to that issue agian.

    I am more concerned, here, about “Zionism, Jewish extremism and a few other nasty items making our world uninhabitable today” and I am convinced that I have found the root causes of it all, some of which I revealed in my essays like, for example,

    1. THE ROOTS OF FRENCH CHURCH HATRED FOR MUSLIMS AND ISLAM.
    2. THE ANTICHRIST JEWISH ZIONIST POPE JOHN PAUL II

    And, these are not opinions, but FINDINGS (and conclusions of decades of research)! As I said, I am writing for Atheists, Christians, Muslims, Jews, Hindus, Americans, British, French, Europeans, Russians, Mauritians, FOOLS, RACISTS AND FASCISTS, and do not expect to please everybody.

    Maybe you wrongly think that I write exclusively for “The Ugly Truth” or that I was wrong in requesting for some kind of improvement in the contributions and for more solidarity or has just taken my remark too personally. I am sorry for that.

    “BAFS, you are very knowledgeable, and probably perfect”: I love this one!

    Regards
    Basheer

  21. #21 by Ingrid B on September 28, 2012 - 6:58 am

    ““BAFS, you are very knowledgeable, and probably perfect”: I love this one!” :

    thought you might..

  22. #22 by B.A.Frémaux-Soormally on September 28, 2012 - 2:13 pm

    #21 by Ingrid B on September 28, 2012 – 6:58 am

    ““BAFS, you are very knowledgeable, and probably perfect”: I love this one!” :

    thought you might..

    Wait, there is better! Everytime I look at myself in the mirror, who do you think I see that makes me so happy every time?

    I see ME!

    Love
    Basheer

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