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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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eicarr     

Great idea posting the trailer on your site!! Good day for your staffers to call in sick.

761 days ago
17.

brownisclown    

Oh Please, Honey! Don't start backtracking now that a big Jihad has dropped on your head! Stand up and face the music you stank ass hoe!

761 days ago
18.

Gretel    

I feel bad for her. The poor woman has probably been trying to get a break for years and ends up in a B movie that turns out to incite every rabid Muslin zealot on the planet to violence. Her career is down the toilet.

761 days ago
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shelley    

I was sort of with her (if it's true he dubbed her and lied) until she threw in Google/YouTube. She's just stupid in trying to get sympathy and trying to make money but it's not going to help her stay safe. Keeping her mouth shut and moving on would have.

761 days ago
20.

TiffC    

Bitches never stop gold-digging, do they?
If they're not hookers, they're gold-diggers.
LOL... whores.

761 days ago
21.

how lame    

That clip is kind of hilarious. Sorry religious peeps.

761 days ago
22.

SensibleSense    

I liked the trailer, the donkey is supercute, and the actor/actress are hot. I would love to buy the dvd.

761 days ago
23.

Kabala    

I smell an Oscar... LOL This made people want to kill?

761 days ago
24.

Liz    

She should sue all his backers too. That being said these Muslim fanatics need to get a grip on reality their actions do no justice to either the Quran or Muhammad.

761 days ago
25.

HRH Prince Michael    

@Karim: While you speak very condescendingly - via YOUR 1st Amendment Right- to those who do not agree with your nor your faith, you forget about
the untold number of Christians that have been ruthlessly persecuted in Islamic-majority nations.


Yet, here in the much-hated "Western World", we are to bow to every demand of -mostly- foreigners?


As I suggested earlier: As a nation, we need to sever ALL diplomatic-ties (especially immigration) and FOREIGN-AID, until leaders in these vicious nations can insure safety for our people and those of other faiths. Including those countries that threaten/harass Israel for no-other reason than being a Jewish-state.


20Twelve:
Daniel Twelve;1 is HERE,
Proverbs Twelve;7 is NOW,
Zechariah Twelve;8 is NOW,
St. Mark Twelve;36 is NOW,
Psalm2;012 is NOW:
The Most Blessed Christ King Yeshua reigns!
ALL, for The Greater Glory of The True and Living Yahweh!

761 days ago
26.

1    

ALLAHU AKBAAAAAAAAR!!!!!!

761 days ago
27.

Stan    

SHe is trying to gain another 15 minutes. She was not duped.

761 days ago
28.

OooooNooo!    

"Put your head between my thighs. Do you see it now?"
Muhammad searches for the G-spot.

761 days ago
29.

oink    

A damn shame it wasn't Lilo Lohan that was in that movie LOL

761 days ago
30.

HRH Prince Michael    

@Lucky130: "That would be hilarious"?
Firstly, you sound like the kid in Jr. High that would stir-up a fight, but, NEVER fight.


Secondly, TMZ.com, is truly one of THE last bastions of Free Speech. At-times offensive,
cheesy and crude, but, it actually holds-up
the proverbial "Mirror of American Society"
and often what is seen, is NOT pretty.
Truth-be-told? Pretty UGLY.

Finally, Thank-you Mr. Levin and the entire staff at TMZ.Com! LET FREEDOM RING!

761 days ago
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