The Satanic Temple claims the entertainment giants copied its depiction of deity Baphomet in The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina.
The lawsuit, filed at a federal court in New York on Thursday, claims the depiction of Baphomet constitutes misappropriation, confusion of origin and injury of reputation.
Legal documents state: "What makes this case particularly striking and significant is that it arises in the context of Defendants who are highly sophisticated media production and distribution companies which blatantly misappropriated Plaintiffs unique expression of an idea even though they have a long history of vigorously protecting their own intellectual property."
The Salem, Massachusetts-based Satanic Temple, a political activism group that advocates for free will and compassion toward all creatures, said the monument Baphomet with Children appears in at least four of first 10 episodes of the show in ways that imply it “stands for evil.”
It adds the Satanic Temple created its depiction of Baphomet in part "to promote First Amendment values of separation of church and state and equal protection".
The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina is a supernatural drama programme starring US actress Kiernan Shipka as Sabrina Spellman, a half-mortal half-witch who is torn between her two identities.
Don’t hold your breath for the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2 trailer. While there’s plenty of footage for Netflix to choose from with filming already underway, it’s likely that the streaming service will want to wait as long as possible before giving us our first glimpse at the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2 trailer. After all, the first season has only been out for a couple of weeks, and while hardcore fans are probably on their second rewatch, the rest of the world is still working their way through the series. We definitely won’t see anything of the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 2 trailer this year, but maybe, if we’re lucky, Netflix will offer up a New Year teaser. Praise Satan!
It is based of the same comic book series which spawned Sabrina The Teenage Witch, starring Melissa Joan Hart and running from 1996-2003.
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