Porn Director Made Innocence of Muslims
Alan Roberts was hired to make anti-Islamic video
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2012 6:48 PM CDT
A screenshot from "Innocence of Muslims."   (YouTube)

(Newser) – Looks like the director of Innocence of Muslims wasn't all that innocent. The director of the schlocky film trailer that sparked rioting across the Middle East was 65-year-old Alan Roberts, the maker of softcore porn flicks like The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood, Gawker reports. Cast members and crew confirm that producer "Sam Bacile"—actually Nakoula Basseley Nakoula—hired Roberts, who apparently had no idea he was directing a piece of anti-Islamic propaganda.

"They redubbed it, they brought in the actors, put in new sounds, changed the names," says a colleague. "And this was done later, before it was initially released. Of course Alan had nothing to do with it." No comment from Roberts, however, who has "turned off his phone" and is lying low since the riots broke out, the colleague says. Another hint that Roberts directed it: The cast actually includes a porno actor and a fetish model, LA Weekly reports. (See how the actors say they were misled into making the video.)
 

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