Actress in Islam Movie Sues Producer
Cindy Lee Garcia also wants YouTube to yank it
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2012 4:49 PM CDT
A screen grab from the trailer.   (YouTube)

(Newser) – An actress in the anti-Islam movie causing friction around the world is suing the producer, reports TMZ. Cindy Lee Garcia says producer Nakoula Bassely Nakoula, aka Sam Bacile, told her the movie was going to be a harmless adventure flick called Desert Warrior, not the Innocence of Muslims. The lines insulting to Islam and Mohammed were dubbed in afterward, says the lawsuit. "There was no mention of 'Mohammed' during filming or on the set."

The suit also names Google and YouTube, and demands that the video get pulled, reports AP. Garcia says she has gone into hiding because of death threats and is seeking unspecified damages. "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," it states.

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ZAXXON
Sep 20, 2012 11:29 AM CDT
That movie was missing Keanu Reeves ..WOrst Acting Ever...Worst Plot ...What a Waste of Vision
Tology
Sep 20, 2012 10:35 AM CDT
Why do they have a picture of Ryan Lochte in a veil for this story.
$28919642
Sep 20, 2012 8:42 AM CDT
How was **this** unexpected?