Fearing for her safety and her reputation, actress Cindy Lee Garcia has filed a suit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Innocence of Muslims filmmaker Sam Bacile (née Nakoula Basseley Nakoula), YouTube and Google.
E! News reports that Garcia is suing over invasion of privacy, fraud, slander and intentional infliction of emotional stress, as she’s received death threats since appearing in the controversial film linked to violence in several Arab nations. Garcia is also seeking an injunction to scrub the Internet clean of the video for good.
Like gay porn star Tim Dax, Garcia claims she was initially hired to work on an historical “Arabian Desert adventure film” entitled Desert Warrior and that Muhammad’s name was never mentioned during filming or on set. Her appearance in the film, Garcia alleges, makes it seem as if she “voluntarily performed in a hateful anti-Islamic production.”
Garcia’s attorney M. Cris Armenta told E! News that “when she made inquires directly to Bacile [Nakoula] he told her it was about ancient Egypt,” adding, “She would not have consented to the use of her performance in that fashion.”
L.A.’s Superior Court is expected to rule on the injunction this morning at 8:30.