'Innocence of Muslims' Actress Files Suit Against Producer Claiming She Was Duped
The female lead of "The Innocence of Muslims" is suing its producer for duping her into acting in what turned out to be an anti-Islam film.
Cindy Lee Garcia filed a suit in Los Angeles today claiming that Nakoula Basseley Nakoula tricked her into starring in the offensive film that sparked protests in the Middle East by telling her that she was starring in a "historical Arabian Desert adventure film," according to TMZ.
Garcia called the film "vile and reprehensible." In court filings, Garcia claims—as many have noticed—that the film's religious references were dubbed over. Garcia says she never uttered lines insulting the prophet Muhammed that ended up in the film on YouTube.
Garcia is also asking Google and YouTube to pull the film from their servers.
The actress is seeking damages from Google, YouTube and the producer of the film. She says that because of her role in the film, she has lost her job, received death threats and been forced into hiding.