LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge has denied a request to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer that has been blamed for causing deadly violence in the Muslim World.
Judge Luis Lavin rejected the request from Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress who appears in the clip, in part because the man behind the film was not served with a copy of the lawsuit.
Garcia says she and her family have been threatened and her career damaged since the 14-minute trailer for "Innocence of Muslims" surfaced.
Garcia says she was duped by the man behind the clip and that neither anti-Muslim content nor the name of Prophet Muhammad were mentioned in the script for the film she thought she was making.
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the trailer, has gone into hiding.