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'Innocence of Muslims' Actress

Sues Producer

I Was Duped Into Movie

9/19/2012 12:54 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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One of the stars of the anti-Islam movie "The Innocence of Muslims" -- which has sparked violent protests around the world -- is now suing the producer, claiming she was duped into acting in the "vile and reprehensible" film.

Cindy Lee Garcia filed the lawsuit today in L.A. County Superior Court against producer Nakoula Basseley Nakoula -- aka Sam Bacile -- claiming at the time of filming, she believed she was acting in a "historical Arabian Desert adventure film."

When the film was released, Cindy says it had been "changed grotesquely" to "make it appear that Ms. Garcia voluntarily performed in a hateful anti-Islamic production."

Garcia has claimed her voice was dubbed in the movie to include lines that insulted the Muslim prophet Muhammed, which she never uttered.

After receiving numerous death threats since the film's release, Cindy claims she's been forced into hiding. She says she has also been fired from her job as a result of the film.

In addition to the film's producer, Cindy is also suing Google and YouTube, demanding a court order requiring them to pull the film from their servers. Cindy claims Google/YouTube have already refused to do so.

Cindy is also seeking unspecified damages from Google, YouTube, and the producer.

Google, YouTube, and the producer have yet to comment on the lawsuit.


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Should probably have known she wasn't acting in "historical Arabian Desert adventure film" around the scene with the talking donkey.

762 days ago


Just saying..
If it were me so stupid to be in the lousy movie, I'd be laying low now.
Not suing getting my name & puss on the internet or in newspapers.
People are killing over this movie Babe.
Leave town, change your looks, etc. but indignation over your part will get you dead!

762 days ago

Phishie from Philly    

Come on lady. You knew what was going on. You just didn't realize what the movie would cause and now you're just trying to save your career.
Phishie from Philly

762 days ago


i cant feel sorry for these actors and actresses.something tells me they knew.but now the back lash is happening they are playing the woe is me routine.also got to love the peaceful muslims issuing death threats over a movie.

762 days ago


I hope that TMZ eventually offends the Muslims, and has to deal there rath in whatever form the muslims choose. That would be hilarious, like the cartoon in the French news paper of Mohammed naked, but TMZ would rather cater to them.

762 days ago


SERIOUSLY. i watched that trailer there is no way she believed those scenes were for a historical adventure! hahahahah

762 days ago

Pudding Tang    

Haven't seen it. None of these are real actors I see. Extremely weak as well.

762 days ago


Islam is the religion of peace
Just dont piss these blood thirsty savage devil worshippers off or they will kill you

762 days ago


so they call for the execution of anyone involved in the film and she goes and sues so her name is now public record?, I truly hope she will be ok now that her name is in the open

762 days ago

Karim A    

it's very dangerous how individuals use media to defy one billion and half muslims around the globe, while USA and europe are putting political and economical pressure on the arab world to run democracies and more reforms, now its around US citizens and french and danish intellectuals to use a noble right which is the freedom of speech to mock a man whos life was only for humanity ! i think they are stupid and they show the world that they ae just opportunist and aggressiv toward what make muslims stick to thier religion, THE FAITH.

762 days ago


Innocence of muslims hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

762 days ago


If I make an anti-Catholic or anti-Methodist movie...will a bunch of Catholics or Methodists show up and murder me?
Will the media attack me?
Who cares if Muslim/Islam religion is criticized, it's no different than criticizing any other religion, including Judaism/Jews.
Why do certain religious groups seem to have much more power in these situations than others?
Specifically, Islam and Judaism?
Why can you insult Catholic, Mormon, Baptist faith without any serious repercussions....but you can't insult Islam/Muslim or Judaism/Jew faith without a ton of bricks coming down on your ass?
Something ain't right in this situation.

762 days ago


Oh give me a freaking break. What on earth is she suing for? The movie sucks. Her acting is bad. But she got paid. You can't sue just because the movie isn't all you expected it to be. If you could, there are thousands of Hollywood bombs that didn't turn out quite as expected.

762 days ago

Honeys Booboo    

The scriptures are clear that he who insults the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) must DIE.

762 days ago


The attack in Lybia took place on Sept 11 yet it was not preplanned and was in response to this stupid movie. RIGHT!!!!

762 days ago
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