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

The Satanic Temple is suing the streaming service and Warner Bros. for $50 million for alleged unauthorized use of the goat-headed deity Baphomet. They're also seeking to stop any more Sabrina from being distributed or reproduced as long as it has their Baphomet included.

The lawsuit, filed at a federal court in NY on Thursday, claims the depiction of Baphomet constitutes misappropriation, confusion of origin and injury of reputation.

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

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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.

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. "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". 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.

He added: 'It's distressing on the grounds that you have to worry about that association being made where people will see your monument and not know which preceded the other, and thinking that you arbitrarily chose to go with the Sabrina design for your Baphomet monument, which rather cheapens our central icon'.

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