Satanists are suing Netflix over ‘The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’



The devil is sometimes in the details, and that's why Netflix is being sued over its new series The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

For that reason, the Satanic Temple has sued the streaming service and Warner Bros. for $150 million, The Blast reports, claiming the show copyrighted their design of the monument to Baphomet.

A one-ton, 7-foot (2.13-m) bronze statue of Baphomet - a goat-headed winged deity that has been associated with Satanism and the occult - is displayed by the Satanic Temple during its opening in Salem, Massachusetts, U.S. September 22, 2016.

In a lawsuit filed on Thursday in NY (via Variety), the group alleges that four episodes of the show feature a Baphomet statue which bears a close resemblance to the one created by the temple.

Netflix, which released the "Sabrina" series on October 26, referred questions about the suit to Warner Bros., which declined to comment.

"Among other things, TST designed and commissioned the TST Baphomet with Children to be a central part of its efforts to promote First Amendment values of separation of church and state and equal protection", the complaint explains.

Its main character is a half-witch, half-human teenager portrayed by Kiernan Shipka, who played lead character Don Draper's daughter Sally in the AMC series "Mad Men".

Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Satanic Temple, posted a tweet comparing their statue with that in the show. The statue can be seen frequently in scenes set at the Academy of Unseen Arts-which is basically an evil Hogwarts.

When asked for comment, Netflix referred the request to Warner Bros, who said the company does not discuss pending litigation.

The Satanic Temple says it does not worship Satan but instead works to "encourage benevolence and empathy among all people".

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