Netflix and Warner Bros have reportedly been sued for $50m by a group of Satanists over the alleged use of a goat-headed deity in one their supernatural dramas.
The Satanic Temple claims the entertainment giants copied its depiction of deity Baphomet in ‘The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina’.
— Chilling Adventures of Sabrina (@sabrinanetflix) November 8, 2018
The lawsuit, filed at a federal court in New York, 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 Plaintiff’s unique expression of an idea even though they have a long history of vigorously protecting their own intellectual property.”
Neither Netflix or Warner Bros have commented yet to media.