Satanic Temple Sues Netflix For Copyright Issues In "Adventures Of Sabrina"

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2018

They're also seeking to stop any more Sabrina from being distributed or reproduced as long as it has their Baphomet included. Both production companies have declined to comment on the lawsuit, the BBC reported. The temple has sought to place its Baphomet statue alongside a representation of the Ten Commandments at the Oklahoma Capitol, and is now engaged in similar litigation against the State of Arkansas.

The lawsuit, filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in NY, alleges that four episodes of the show feature a Baphomet statue that bears a striking resemblance to the one created by the temple.

"Baphomet historically involved a goat's head (sometimes known as the "Sabbatic Goat") on a female body associated with Lilith, a figure from Jewish mysticism sometimes considered a goddess of the night", said The Satanic Temple in the court filing. "These original expressions are misappropriated through use of an obvious copy which is featured prominently throughout the Sabrina Series and the central focal point of the school in the Sabrina Series which represents evil antagonists".

Co-founder of the Satanic Temple Lucien Greaves tweeted a picture comparing the two statues.

The political and religious organisation previously threatened legal action against the Netflix series, claiming the drama "appropriates" the design of its statue of the deity Baphomet.

Netflix recently released their latest series, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, that plays on the old classic Sabrina The Teenage Witch but with a thrilling twist of dark happenings and Satan references. They are suing the streaming service over a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina set statue.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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