En dommer i Los Angeles nektet å etterkomme ønsket fra en skuespillerinne om å pålegge youtube å fjerne videoen Innocence of Muslims.
Cindy Lee Garcia of Bakersfield on Wednesday filed a lawsuit, claiming fraud and slander, against Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the producer of “Innocence of Muslims,” an anti-Muslim video that last week prompted protests and killings at United States Embassies in the Middle East. The suit, citing death threats to Ms. Garcia, sought an injunction against YouTube’s continued distribution of the video, which parodies the Prophet Muhammad.
Judge Luis A. Lavin of Los Angeles County Superior Court declined to take action against YouTube, citing technical grounds and a federal law that protects third parties from liability for content they disperse. YouTube blocked the video in a handful of countries on its own volition after the violence broke out but has declined to remove it altogether after determining that its content — while incendiary — does not violate the company’s terms of service regarding hate speech.
According to Ms. Garcia’s suit, the actress was told that she was hired for “an adventure film about ancient Egyptians” and that the dialogue she was given to perform had no references to religion. However, the suit claimed that the YouTube video was dubbed and edited in a fashion that “made it appear that Ms. Garcia voluntarily performed in a hateful anti-Islamic production.”