Actress in anti-Muslim film sues filmmaker

An actress who appears in the anti-Muslim film that sparked deadly riots across the Middle East is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander, and attempting to sue Google to try and get the film removed from the internet.

Cindy Lee Garcia claims she was duped by Basseley Nakoula, the self-declared filmmaker behind the 'Innocence of Muslims' as she was not aware of the film's anti-Muslim content. Her lawyer said the film has caused her "shame, mortification and hurt feelings."

The film is vile and reprehensible. 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

– Cris Armenta, attorney for actress Cindy Lee Garcia

Advertisement

No bail for 'anti-Islam filmmaker'

A California man linked to an anti-Islam film that stoked violent protests across the Muslim world has been held without bond at his bail hearing in Los Angeles for violating the terms of his probation.