Satanists are suing Netflix over ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

Satanists are suing Netflix over ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’

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The group says Netflix and Warner Bros. violated its trademark and infringed on its copyrights by featuring a statue of Baphomet, an androgynous goat-headed deity, in an episode of the Netflix series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, reports CNBC.

Netflix referred a request for comment to Warner Bros, a unit of AT&T Inc (T.N). Warner Bros spokesman Paul McGuire said that company does not discuss pending litigation.

As we noted in our review, Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a devilishly good time, but it turns out some did not see it that way, precisely because of the devil.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in NY (via Variety), the group alleges that four episodes of the show feature a Baphomet statue which bears a close resemblance to the one created by the temple.

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In documents obtained by The Blast, the Temple claims the "Defendants misappropriated the TST Baphomet Children in ways implying that the monument stands for evil".

The Satanic Temple's complaint also said the evil antagonists portrayed in the series are depicted "in stark contrast to TST's tenets and beliefs".

In addition to monetary relief, the lawsuit seeks digital removal of the statue from future distributions of the series.

In Sabrina, the titular character, played by Kiernan Shipka, must navigate the mortal and magic worlds as a half human, half witch teenager.

The case is United Federation of Churches LLC v Netflix Inc et al, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, No. 18-10372.

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