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Satanists Slam Netflix With Lawsuit Over 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

Satanists Slam Netflix With Lawsuit Over 'Chilling Adventures of Sabrina'

They are suing the streaming service over a Chilling Adventures of Sabrina set statue.

They are claiming that the creators of Netflix and Warner Bros. joint effort the "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" have ripped off their Baphomet statue.

The lawsuit, filed on Thursday in NY, claims an icon similar to their own appears in four episodes of the series.

The Temple is also seeking an injunction to prevent the series being redistributed with the image of the statue.

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".




It has appeared in at least four of the 10 episodes and was a "key element" of the season finale, The Satanic Temple said.

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".

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". "Among other morally repugnant actions, the Sabrina Series' evil antagonists engage in cannibalism and forced-worship of a patriarchal deity", the lawsuit states.

When contacted by Deadline, Netflix said talk to Warner Bros, and WB unsurprisingly had no comment on this highway to Hell litigation.

Speaking to CNBC, Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Satanic Temple, said the statue's appearance on the show, which he described on Twitter as "asinine Satanic Panic fiction", will damage what the TST represents and the work it has done.