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'Muslims' Actress

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Court Battle

9/20/2012 9:13 AM PDT UPDATED: 9/20/2012 9:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The actress who claims she was duped into starring in the anti-Islam movie "Innocence of Muslims" just LOST her battle in court -- a judge just refused to force YouTube to yank the film.

As we reported, Cindy Lee Garcia filed a lawsuit against YouTube and 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 claimed it had been "changed grotesquely" to "make it appear that Ms. Garcia voluntarily performed in a hateful anti-Islamic production."

Garcia claimed her voice had been dubbed in the movie to include lines that insulted the Muslim prophet Muhammad, which she never uttered.

But today, an L.A. judge denied her request for an emergency injunction that would have required YouTube to remove the film from its site. The judge found Garcia's claims against YouTube are without merit.

Before her hearing, Cindy addressed the media (above), saying her family's lives had been threatened since the film's release, which is why she sought the injunction.

Garcia said, "My whole life has been turned upside down."

Garcia said YouTube should be required to take the movie down because it will cause more problems in the Middle East and for her own life.

During the media conference, Garcia's lawyer says the actress has been subjected to public mortification on a worldwide scale.

"It's degrading, demoralizing ... it affected our ambassador, our Navy SEALs ... I think America needs to stand behind us on this. What [the director] did was wrong. So many people were affected by it."

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Max Smart    

Doesn't she realise she's endangering herself by bring attention to her involvement in the film? She should go back to a quiet life of anonymity.

575 days ago
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firebaby    

lol... this girl's 15 minutes were up before they even started... why not just quietly disappear until all this hoopla dies down?

575 days ago
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writenow    

Whoa. Those guys checking the mics are way too hot to be Behind the camera.

575 days ago
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writenow    

Tell the guy with the suit to stop blocking the view.

575 days ago
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Truth    

OH MAN... THE BITCH FOUND THE JOB IN CRAIGSLIST. WHAT DOES SHE EXPECT - STEVEN SPIELBERG??? GO BACK TO GROVELING IN CRAIGSLIST. THIS TIME LOOK FOR A REAL JOB. #TRUTH!!

575 days ago
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Gertrude Flabbersham    

Sorry she got duped,but this is much bigger than her embarrassment.She can't tell youtube to pull it.Freedom of speech is not just for tasteful things.

575 days ago
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3Storms    

I miss the days when Americans stood up to terrorists trying to make us live in fear to cater to them and free speech was absolute.

575 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

That is the best thing that ever happened to her career. At least you are hearing about her now. If not for that film you never would have heard of her.

575 days ago
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Kid Chronic    

This lady deserves nothing. She shot it and was happy to do it, now she is trying to cash in. This is a free speech issue and this lawyer knows it she is just trying to make a name for herself. For Shame!!! Attorneys are vultures.

575 days ago
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daxon    

thats one ugly women lol

575 days ago
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Ih8Taxes    

Wow, she's really trying to milk this for some publicity. And judging by her looks, she doesn't get too many jobs as an actress.

575 days ago
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Beauty    

I think she knew what she was signing up for and is trying to backpedal

575 days ago
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Lucy    

I agree with her position on this matter, and I respect her for going public with this, but seriously, are we sure this is a woman?

575 days ago
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@All    

We can all argue that this is a case of freedom of speech…but remember freedom of speech stops the moment when others start getting hurt …

575 days ago
15.

Lex08    

Garcia Who?

575 days ago
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