Anti-Islam Film to Stay on YouTube: Judge

A federal judge denied a woman's request to get "Innocence of Muslims" taken of the Internet

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    Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the anti-Muslim film, "Innocence of Muslims," failed in her attempt to sue the producer of the film, Nakoula Besseley Nakoula, saying he misrepresented the intent of the film.

    An actress who appeared in an anti-Islam film that stoked violence in the Middle East failed in her second legal bid to get the video taken down from the Internet.

    A federal judge in Los Angeles on Friday denied a request for a court order by Cindy Lee Garcia to get YouTube to remove the clip depicting the Prophet Mohammad as a fool and a sexual deviant.

    Anti-Islam Filmmaker Denies Charges Against Him

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    The Cerritos man believed to be behind an anti-Islam film that sparked deadly protests in the Muslim world was in federal court on Wednesday. Mark Basseley Youssef, also known as Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, denied eight charges against him connected to accusations he violated his probation in a 2010 bank fraud case. Lolita Lopez reports from Downtown LA for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Oct. 10, 2012.

    The ruling was based on the decision that Garcia was unlikely to prevail on her claims of copyright infringement.

    “I think it’s unfortunate that Cindy has yet to have her day in court, said her attorney, Cris Armenta, who added she plans to appeal the ruling. “While we respect the judge’s ruling, we vehemently disagree with it.”

    Actors Plan to Sue Anti-Muslim Filmmaker

    [LA] Actors Plan to Sue Anti-Muslim Filmmaker
    At least two actors who appeared in the movie "Innocence of Muslims"... are planning to file a lawsuit against the filmmaker. They contend they were lied to about the 'intent' and 'true' purpose of the movie.

    The nearly 14-minute trailer for "Innocence of Muslims" was posted to YouTube on July 2.

    It was blamed for stoking anti-U.S. protests in parts of the Muslim world. It was initially blamed on the deadly attacks on the American Consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi on Sept. 11 that killed the four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya. The U.S. State Department later said the assault was a coordinated, pre-planned attack.

    In Wake of Anti-Islam Film, Vigil for Toleranace Held in Anaheim

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    As Sheriff's Department deputies kept watch over the Cerritos home of Nakoula Besseley Nakoula, the alleged maker an inflammatory anti-Islam film, a vigil in support of tolerance and moderate Muslims took place in Anaheim. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14, 2012.

    Garcia said she was duped by the filmmaker, Nakoula Nakoula, into believing that the movie would be an adventure film called “Desert Warrior” and that her lines were duped in post production to have her accuse the prophet Mohammed of being a child molester, court records said.

    She has said she and her family have received death threats since the video was posted online and her career tarnished.

    Believed "Innocence of Muslims" Filmmaker in Hiding

    [LA] Believed "Innocence of Muslims" Filmmaker in Hiding
    Nakoula Besseley Nakoula was interviewed by federal probation authorities early Saturday morning and released. The believed filmmaker behind an anti-Islam video being blamed for sparking violent protests in the Middle East and North Africa asked deputies to patrol his Cerritos home after media descended on the cul de sac. Now, he's gone into hiding. Janet Kwak reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Sept. 15, 2012.

    Nakoula, a self-described Coptic Christian and convicted check fraudster who was on parole, went into hiding after the film was blamed for the Middle East violence. He was arrested in September and was returned to federal jail for violating conditions of his probation. One of the conditions of his parole barred him from using computers or the Internet for five years.

    In his first public comments since his incarceration, Nakoula told The New York Times that he didn’t regret making the film.

    Nakoula Nakoula, Known By Many Names, Goes to Jail

    [LA] Nakoula Nakoula, Known By Many Names, Goes to Jail
    The man believed to be most responsible for a notorious anti-Islamic film was arrested, and will stay in a Federal lockup. Beverly White reports for the NBC4 News at 11pm on Thursday, September 27, 2012

    This was the second legal challenge by Garcia to try to get the video scrubbed from the Internet. A Los Angeles Superior Court judge in September denied Garcia’s request to get the video taken down.
     

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