The Satanic Temple is suing the makers of TV series "The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" for $50 million (about R714m) over a statue. The Satanic Temple, a religious and political activist group based in Salem, is suing Netflix and studio Warner Bros.
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 Satanic Temple, whose formal name is United Federation of Churches LLC, said the statue has appeared in at least four of the first 10 Sabrina episodes, which were released on Oct 26, and was a "key element" of the season finale.
Its main character is a half-witch, half-human teenager portrayed by Kiernan Shipka. "Among other morally repugnant actions, the Sabrina Series' evil antagonists engage in cannibalism and forced-worship of a patriarchal deity", the lawsuit states.More news: Sixers finalizing trade for Timberwolves star Jimmy Butler
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In the show, the statue sits at the centre of the Witches Academy and, at one point, cries blood. Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Satanic Temple, posted a tweet comparing their own statue with that in the Netflix show.
The statue design, called the "TST Baphomet with Children" in the complaint, is called a "unique expression of an idea" that was "misappropriated" by the "highly sophisticated media production and distribution companies" behind Sabrina.
According to its website, the Satanic Temple aims to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people".
Some Satanic news now, with the latest update in the ongoing lawsuit that has been filed against Netflix over their new show, 'Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina'.