Satanic Temple settles lawsuit over Netflix series

The Satanic Temple has settled its copyright lawsuit against Netflix Inc and Warner Bros Entertainment over their alleged misuse of its goat-headed deity statue in the series Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, a Warner spokesman said on Wednesday (local time).

The settlement was amicable, and resolves a November 8 lawsuit in which the Satanic Temple had sought at least $US50 million of damages.

Financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

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.

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 October 26.

Netflix distributes and Warner Bros produces the series, which stars former Mad Men actress Kiernan Shipka as the teenage half-witch, half-human title character. The series is based on the Sabrina comic book series from Archie Comics.

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"For behold, your adversary the Devil, transforms himself into an angel of light. Resist him therefore, steadfast in the faith."

Not a very good transformation, then. This figure is seen within certain esoteric societies called 'craft'. A nonsense, and a slur on the cloven hoofed ruminant species.

 

 

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