Netflix and 'Sabrina' are being sued by The Satanic Temple

11 November, 2018, 02:47 | Author: Dominic Spencer
  • Netflix

The Wrap reports that The Satanic Temple is "claiming copyright infringement, trademark violation and injury to business reputation, asking for $50 million for each, and a total of $150 million in damages", according to court documents filed in NY obtained by the outlet.

The Satanic Temple is suing Netflix and Warner Bros Entertainment, claiming their reputation has been damaged by a statue of the goat deity Baphomet that appears in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Both the Netflix statue and the TST statue feature a goat's head atop an athletic-looking male human who's seated with a boy and a girl on either side of him.

The temple has gained a certain amount of publicity for those efforts, and now alleges that the producers of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" are profiting from its work.

Their lawsuit, filed on Thursday in NY, claims Netflix and Warner Bros. misappropriated the Baphomet "in ways implying that the monument stands for evil".


In a bid to antagonize local governments that allow religious displays on public property - in its view, violating the separation of church and state - TST donated Baphomet to Oklahoma for display next to a Ten Commandments monument, only to see it rerouted to Arkansas' Capitol building amid litigation and protests.

The temple's co-founder, Lucien Greaves, says Netflix not only stole the image of the one-of-a-kind statue that sits in Salem, but also misrepresented its meaning. The real Satanists, it argues, did not deserve being associated with the show's antagonists, who "engage in cannibalism and forced-worship of a patriarchal deity".

According to its website, the Satanic Temple aims to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people".

Neither Warner Bros or Netflix has commented on the case.

Recommended:



Popular

Stephen Hawking's thesis and wheelchair sell for RM4.8 million
Christie's, a London-based auctioneer, handled the sale, which was first announced back in October. The Simpsons script, meanwhile, was sold for around $8,100.

Kim Kardashian Forced to Evacuate Her Home Amid Wildfire
However once she landed, Kim revealed her and kids North, Chicago and Saint only "had 1 hour to pack up & evacuate our home". Alyssa Milano , a Hollywood actress lately known for her #MeToo activism, was also forced to evacuate, apparently in a rush.

76ers acquire Jimmy Butler in trade with Timberwolves
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski , Butler and the 76ers are expected to reach a deal on a long-term contract in the summer. He had reportedly listed the NY teams, along with the Clippers among his preferred destinations after requesting a trade.

Yemen president sacks defence and army chiefs amid Hodeida offensive
He told them cutting off support could jeopardize cooperation on counterterrorism and reduce American influence with Saudi Arabia. The Houthis have also been accused of firing Iran-made missiles into Saudi Arabia and at coalition ships.

Lowry best of Irish as Garcia retains Sun City lead
Defending champion Branden Grace is also on three under, while Rory McIlroy is eight strokes off the pace after a one-under 71. Oosthuizen looked to be struggling after a double-bogey on the eighth hole saw him turn at one under-par for the round.

Raging Wildfire Prompts Complete Evacuation of Malibu City in California
Authorities say the Camp Fire in the north and the Woolsey Fire and Hill Fire in the south are being fanned by strong winds. We haven't been told to evacuate just yet but Willow is nervous so she made me go outside and look make a daddy assessment.

Khashoggi's fiancee shocked by reports that his body was melted
Erdoğan also called on Saudi officials to do their part to reveal the unanswered parts of the dissident journalist's murder. Khashoggi was last seen entering the consulate on October 2 to obtain documents for his forthcoming marriage.

‘Fantastic Beasts 2’ Gets a Rotten Tomatoes Score
The three teachers responsible, Jacy Douglas, Tracey Jones, and Karen Moon, saw that their students connected to J.K. Which doesn't make much sense if she's meant to be a witch in her 20s or 30s in the upcoming Fantastic Beasts film.

Thousand Oaks shooting: hero witness recalls shooting
About 18 months ago, Don and Effie MacLeod heard "an bad argument" and what he believes was a gunshot from the Longs' property. Witnesses said he wore something like a ski mask as he opened fire in the packed club at around 11.20pm on Wednesday evening.

Meet the bionic mushroom that can generate electricity
It was like a needle sticking into the cyanobacteria cells to find its electrical signals, Mannoor said . Using a special bio-ink, the team printed the bacteria on the cap of the mushroom in a spiral pattern.