Cindy Lee Garcia, Innocence of Muslims Actress, Sues Producers and YouTube

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Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film trailer that has sparked riots in the Middle East, is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander.

She's also suing YouTube to take down the clip (below).

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."

Nakoula, a.k.a. Sam Bacile, recorded the movie earlier this summer and has been forced into hiding since its 14-minute trailer rose to prominence last week.

Garcia says she was unaware of the film's anti-Muslim content and the script pages she received had no mention of Muhammad, religion or sexual content.

The lawsuit states Garcia responded to an ad and thought she was appearing in an ancient Egyptian adventure film called "Desert Warriors" ... not exactly.

Dialogue in the film was later dubbed to include anti-Islamic messages and to portray Muhammad as a fraud, a womanizer and a child molester, she claims.

"The film is vile and reprehensible," Garcia's attorney, M. Cris Armenta, wrote in the document, adding that her client has received death threats of late.

Garcia, who lives in Bakersfield, Calif., claims it has caused her "shame, mortification, and hurt feelings" and will impact her ability to get future acting roles.

"This lawsuit is not an attack on the First Amendment ... but does request that the offending content be removed from the Internet," the complaint states.

YouTube has refused Garcia's requests to remove the film, according to the lawsuit. The complaint contends that keeping it online violates her right of publicity.

"(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 states.

YouTube is reviewing the complaint and its lawyers will be in court Thursday.

The site is owned by search giant Google 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.


You knew it,paid good money,but unfortunately 4 people lost their lives in a film you were in,why do you want to sue them?

@ omar

This film payed nothing but gas money, it was not a job for hire. It was a way to start a acting career and build a resume. But the film was called Dessert Warrior, this is all bogus. This man made a hate video behind our backs. I am not a coward. I came forward to clear my name. Those are not my words. I am not the woman involved in the sexual content. You see my face one time my words were dubbed over. Wake up do research before you just start running your mouth. I believe in freedom of speech, but those were not my words. I care about our Ambassador and seals. My heart is broken over there families. I will not run and hide or be a coward, our country needs to give a damn as well. Take that stinkin thing down Honor our fallen brothers America


The movi is very bad for muslim and cristain
movi produiser want to be war amireca between muslim.jawish is very bad


The movi is very bad .movi produciar want to amarica between war.and israil win


how can you sue now that your film was not a hit and you have attracted the wrong attention?!? did you not read the script? have you not seen what happend in the past when they made pictures of the prophet. this lady, the whole cast, producer, all who funded this film and everyone involved derserve what they get.

@ Munim

yes I read the script and I showed it to the world, pay attention Sam changed the script and edited in what he wanted to after we were gone, HELLO Do some research


i fk u son of the bitch