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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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nikkireps    

i think this lady has 3 goals right now. the 1st is to get her 15 mins in the spotlight at any cost. the 2nd is to start laying the ground work to bank off this (whether it be by suing ppl or selling exclusive interviews). and her 3rd goal is probably to do the first 2 w/o looking like she knew anything about the films real content, as to play the victim and make as many ppl as she can, feel sorry for her.
look, lets be real here, if she were so worried about her own safety, she wouldnt be putting herself out there like this. i think its all an act to get noticed and possibly paid. i dont feel sorry for her and def dont believe for a single second, she thought this was going to be a, "historical, arabian desert film." the idea of that is outright laughable. nobody who's actually seen it, buys her excuse for taking the role.

573 days ago
62.

CC    

What Cindy needs to realize is the film she starred in isn't wrong but any violence resulting from it is. Most reasonable people who saw the film take it for what it is - an amatuerish attack on the Muslim faith. The film is the price we pay as a free society. Fortunately we don't have to put up with too many like it. My recommendation for Cindy is if she is so distraught she should refund any money she was paid to do that crappy film.

573 days ago
63.

lollipop    

She says she saw the Youtube video weeks ago but didn't "listen to the words". Only after all this violence does she go back, rewatch and realize that she was duped. This woman is so dumb, does anyone seriously believe she came up with this on her own? Her lawyer says "We hope to accomplish what the White House could not." They're clearly looking for a back-door to censorship. Wonder how much these folks are getting paid?

573 days ago
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OBAMA CLAUS     

Come, come : she probably needed a job and it got way out of hand, now she wants everyone to know that she was duped _ which is exactly my point_


We should always express ourselves_if not_ we will suppress ourselves_which will_always sesult in acting out through some form of negative behavior_usually thru violence and substance abuse_

This is when we are most at risk to be victimed_because we are vulnerable to manipulation of all types_by those who may not have our best interests at heart--

So what have we learned today ? Don't Suppress_your emotions_so you won't ACT OUT later in a negative fashion_putting your life at risk for victimization_

INSTEAD find an outlet for your pain_find a way to produce something beautiful_kind_or_good_

sorry our time is up_see you next week_

573 days ago
65.

Rational    

F Islam! They make whatever videos they want about the US all of the time! And we do nothing about it!

573 days ago
66.

Bad Dog    

Hmm she acted in it and now says the movie was wrong? At what point do people start accepting responsibility for their decisions?

573 days ago
67.

Parker    

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...Bitch knew what she was getting into...Now that the Mulim world is crapping their panties, she plays stupid!...........

573 days ago
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Veiled Princess    

I am an American Muslim. To me this video is a disgrace. Trying to degrade one’s religion on the principle of free-speech is an abomination to the American Constitution, which was made to uphold justice and religious tolerance for all.
I do not support violence of any kind and hope that all believing men and women can come together and create world peace.
So any media outlet showing or promoting this filthy, piece of garbage take it down, out of respect for others at the least.

573 days ago
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Dr. Cornelia J. Dogbarker PhD    

Maybe she wouldn't have been "duped" if she wasn't so stupid. If she doesn't like the Constitution of the United States, perhaps she should move back to Mexico where she came from. Or move to Iran, whatever....just GET OUT!

573 days ago
70.

buzz kill    

New York Times should run a contest for the best Mohammed cartoon. :-)

573 days ago
71.

kitnplayn    

THE U.S.A. IS THE BIGGEST SHYTHOLE HYPOCRICY ON THE PLANET, BECAUSE THAT MOVIE IS ABSOLUTELY HATE SPEECH.

IF A MUSLIM INSIDE THE UNITED STATES, DID A SIMILAR MOVIE AGAINST CHRISTIANITY, YOU WOULD SEE THAT MAN IN JAIL FOR A HATE CRIME SO FAST, HIS BROWN ASS WOULD BE NOTHING BUT A BLUR.

573 days ago
72.

TheQueen    

There's no excuse for violence but still.. when u offend jews it's called antisemitism , homosexuals intollerance etc.. but when it comes to muslims you call it " Freedom of expression " ?? now C'mon ! that's not fair at all ! ;) you must respect other ppl beliefs and if you want criticize something don't be that harsh.. there are limits to everything ! Peace everyone :)

573 days ago
73.

coathanger    

Just another old hag who probably can't even turn a computer on thinking she can get things taken off the internet.

573 days ago
74.

Bec215    

As I understand it, the reason her case has no merit is that she has nothing IN WRITING... people, if you are being paid to do something, protect yourselves!

573 days ago
75.

Choo Choo Mama    

Freedom-loving Americans who oppose premeditated destruction of their cultural and political integrity are being silenced with lawsuits and the myth of "Islamophobia." Their opponents have learned how to take advantage of democratic liberties, such as the right to free speech, free expression, free press, free assembly, freedom of religion, and equal protection before the law.

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