Innocence of Muslims, the controversial film that has sparked uproar across the Middle East for disparaging Muslims, has erupted into lawsuit.
Cindy Lee Garcia, one of the actresses in the film, has filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against the film’s producer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (aka Sam Bacile), alleging that she was duped into appearing. She’s suing because the producers have allegedly violated her likeness and participated in fraud and unfair business practices.
In addition, Garcia is going after YouTube and its owner Google, after the video-sharing site refused to take down the film. She says she advised YouTube that the video contained unauthorized use of her image, but that the video wasn’t taken down.