U.S. judge won’t force YouTube to remove anti-Islam film clip
Cindy Lee Garcia, right, one of the actresses in "Innocence of Muslims," and attorney M. Cris Armenta hold a news conference before a hearing at Los Angeles Superior Court in Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012. Garcia is asking a judge to issue an injunction demanding the 14-minute trailer for "Innocence of Muslims" be pulled from YouTube. (AP Photo/Jason Redmond)
Published Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:22PM EDT
Last Updated Thursday, September 20, 2012 12:47PM EDT
LOS ANGELES -- A U.S. judge has denied a request to force YouTube to remove an anti-Islam film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly protests in the Muslim world.
The judge rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the clip, in part because the man behind the film was not served with a copy of the lawsuit.
Garcia says she and her family have been threatened and her career has been damaged since the 14-minute trailer for "Innocence of Muslims" surfaced.
Garcia says she was duped by the man behind the clip and that neither anti-Islam content nor the name of the Prophet Muhammad was mentioned in the script for the film she thought she was making.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the trailer, has gone into hiding.