Actress In Anti-Muslim Film Sues Filmmaker
Actress Cindy Lee Garcia believes she was used as a “puppet” for Nakoula Basseley’s “bigoted views.”
Garcia said she thought she was auditioning for “a historical Arabian Desert film” called “Desert Warrior” — not “Innocence of Muslims,” which has been cited in protests at U.S. outposts around the world, including the storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, and the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed…
“Ms. Garcia was given pages of the script ‘Desert Warrior.’ There was no mention of ‘Mohammed’ during filming or on the set. There were no references made to religion nor was there any sexual content of which Ms. Garcia was aware. Mr. Bacile represented to her that the film was indeed an adventure film and about ancient Egyptians,” according to the suit.
Garcia says her life has been put in “serious, imminent danger,” exemplified by the “death threats” made against her due to the “slanderous” words “put in her mouth,” according to the suit.