Published: Sun, November 11, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Satanist group wants $50M from Netflix for copying demonic goat statue

Satanist group wants $50M from Netflix for copying demonic goat statue

According to the complaint, Netflix, which distributes "Sabrina", and Warner Bros, which produces it, misappropriated the Salem, Massachusetts-based plaintiff's "Baphomet with Children" in ways implying that it "stands for evil".

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 October 26, and was a "key element" of the season finale.

Really, this all comes down to a depiction of the goat-headed "historical deity" Baphomet, which the Satanic Temple says it created in part "to promote First Amendment values of separation of church and state and equal protection".

In the civil suit, the Satanic Temple alleges that the series makes out the Baphomet statue is a symbol of evil.

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Lucien Greaves, who co-founded the Satanic Temple, tweeted to compare their statue and the one used in the television series.

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After temporally being placed outside the Arkansas State Capitol in August 2018, the statue was eventually moved to a permanent home in Detroit where it has since become "a central icon that has come to represent us [Satanists] as a people", Greaves said.

"To have that all at once entirely eclipsed by some Netflix show by a production department who did a Google Image Search ..."

Greaves told U.S. broadcaster CNBC that Baphomet has "come to represent us as a people" and that the statue in Sabrina "dilutes and denigrates" their group.

As well as his fears the show "cheapened" and "appropriated" the figure, he was also upset that the show used what he claimed was copyrighted design for the statue.

Netflix Inc and Warner Bros Entertainment have declined to comment on the lawsuit.

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