The Satanic Temple Is Suing 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' & Netflix For $ 50 Million For Copyright Infringement

The Satanic Temple Is Suing 'The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina' & Netflix For $ 50 Million For Copyright Infringement

On Nov. 8, several media outlets reported that the Satanic Temple is suing The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (specifically, Netflix and the show's production company, Warner Bros.) on a statue that appears at Sabrina's school. According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Satanic Temple has filed a $ 50 million lawsuit against Netflix and Warner Bros., and the lawsuit documents cited include claims of copyright infringement and defamation. (When asked for comment, Netflix directed Bustle to Warner Bros., who declined to comment on the pending litigation.)

As the lawsuit THR Baphomet statue (a goat-headed deity) statue and the lawsuit alleges that the statue is portrayed negatively in the show. The Baphomet statue appears in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina's The Academy of Unseen Arts, which is Sabrina attends in the series. In Sabrina, Baphomet statue is identical to Satan, who is the villain.

Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Satanic Temple, called the Baphomet figure the Satanic Temple's "central icon" in one of his tweets, writing that "having one's central icon associated with a human sacrifice in an evil patriarchal cult is hardly a good exposure and hardly a frivolous complaint."

Greaves tweeted on Oct. 28 that the temple would be taking "legal action" against Netflix and Warner Bros. Greaves wrote in the tweet:

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