Satanic Temple sues Netflix for using goat-head statue in new show

Lawrence Kim
November 9, 2018

The Satanic Temple is making good on their threats from earlier this year when they claimed they would take legal action against Netflix for using a statue they created in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

The Satanic Temple says in its lawsuit - which was filed in NY federal court - that it designed and commissioned its Baphomet and that Netflix's "prominent use of this symbol as the central focal point of the school, associated with evil, cannibalism and murder, blurs and tarnishes the The Satanic Temple Baphomet with Children as a mark of The Satanic Temple". The group is also seeking an injunction to block Netflix and Warner Bros., which produced the series, from distributing the show.

Both production companies have declined to comment on the law suit. The Temple's co-founder, Lucien Greaves, even tweeted a photo for reference, as seen below.

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.

Characters in the show who worship the "Dark Lord" or Satan practice cannibalism and forced worship, and the Satanic Temple argues its members are being associated with these "evil antagonists". 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 show stars Kiernan Shipka, best known for portraying Don Draper's daughter Sally in the AMC series Mad Men, as 16-year-old Sabrina Spellman, a half-witch half-mortal wrestling with whether she should forgo her average teenage life by joining the Church of Night.

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