Satanists settle $50 mn Netflix lawsuit over goat-headed statue
Netflix lawsuit: A Satanic group which sued Netflix and Warner Bros for $50 million over the series ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ has “amicably” settled the lawsuit. The Satanic Temple claimed the entertainment giants copied its depiction of goat-headed deity Baphomet. The group’s leader said “the unique elements of the Satanic Temple’s Baphomet statue” have been acknowledged in the credits of the show.
Bruce Lederman, a lawyer for the plaintiff, said in an email, “My client will be getting proper copyright credit on episodes of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina which have already been filmed. The remainder of the settlement is subject to a confidentiality agreement.”
A Netflix spokesman referred requests for comment to Warner Bros, a unit of AT&T Inc T.N.
The Satanic Temple, which is based in Salem, Massachusetts and also known as the United Federation of Churches LLC, describes itself as a promoter of benevolence and empathy among people rejecting tyrannical authority.
It complained that “Sabrina” misappropriated its statue “Baphomet with Children” in a manner implying that it stood for evil, and that the depiction hurt its reputation.
The first 10 episodes of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” were released on Oct. 26.