Actress Sues ‘Desert Warriors’ Director Over Anti-Muslim Film


/ September 20, 2012

An actress from the controversial film Innocence of Muslims is suing the director of the film Nakoula Basseley for fraud and slander. She was lead to believe it would be titled Desert Warriors. This film has sparked riots in the Middle East, and has been linked to death of U.S Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia claims that she was mislead about the film’s content. According to, Garcia and 79 other cast members of the film released a statement stating that they are “extremely upset and feel taken advantage of by its producer.” Garcia and her lawyers have also approached Google, who owns YouTube, demanding that they remove the trailer from the site.

However, trailer for the Anit-Muslim film remains on the site. The compliant, written by Garcia’s lawyers, is a 17 page list of demands and proof from Garcia stating that along with Nakoula, Google and YouTube are causing “irreparable harm by refusing to remove the content from their site.”

Garcia also told CNN that she receives death threats and is afraid to see her grandchildren because she wants to protect them from the protestors.They also added that the entire cast was “shocked by the drastic rewrites of the script and lies that were told to all involved. We are deeply saddened by the tragedies that have occurred.”

Garcia, who believed she was playing a motherly character in the film, also claims that her voice was dubbed in some of the scenes, giving a false impression to the audience. Her character is seen in the film as a sexual deviant and a child molester, her lawyers claim in the suit.