“Innocence of Muslims” actress sues filmmaker and Google

Cindy Lee Garcia says she was misled about the nature of the anti-Muslim film, asks a judge to remove the trailer from YouTube

An actress who appeared in the anti-Muslim film that has sparked protests around the world is suing the film’s creator for fraud, slander and invasion of privacy.

Cindy Lee Garcia says she was cast in the movie in July 2011 after responding to a casting call for a film titled “Desert Warrior.” According to Garcia’s lawsuit, filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (who also goes by the alias Sam Bacile) described the project as a “historical Arabian Desert adventure film” and never mentioned religion or the Muslim prophet Muhammed during filming.

Alanna Byrne

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