Actors lash out against producer of anti-Muslim film
Group taking legal action against man behind movie
- Duration 9:34
- Date Sep 24, 2012
Group taking legal action against man behind movie
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Welcome back live to Los Angeles everybody what happened -- -- -- the Libya.
An obvious act of terrorism is different than what's going on elsewhere in the Muslim world.
-- deadly anti American protests against that file a whole anti Muslim film trailer continued today.
As radicals use the -- to incite violence just today in Pakistan.
Iraq Syria on Lebanon Norway -- the Philippine.
Violence that has so far claimed at least 49.
Lives -- the last I checked it's probably much more than that now.
-- -- -- -- that -- will be target.
An -- double what they claim as the producers misrepresentation.
Of what the film they were acting in it has been a Muslim was really about.
Some of the actors in that movie last week -- have asked California judge to force YouTube.
To remove the film from the web site.
The judge refused.
Leaving those actors a draft and afraid as you can imagine he is -- And and -- -- -- I'm extremely sorry from from having participated in this.
But I did and unknowingly are you frightened to you frightened for your family.
At a large family and yes I am I really don't like going around looking over my shoulder.
-- -- American violence continues around the world here in California.
Actors associated with innocence of Muslims plan to sue its producer -- the -- also known as the cool of the -- -- -- -- But at an undisclosed location here in rural California.
We met up with one man who supports the -- decision to do the movie you believe you have blood on your hands from your connection to this.
-- absolutely night and so I have done that backs have a -- I don't wanna.
It's -- -- drive off thing.
Steve Kline -- founder of concerned citizens for the First Amendment.
Which despite its lofty title is an extremist organization that protest the building of mosques Mormon temples and abortion clinics.
He got involved when producers Sam to -- asked this advice -- possible legal problems with the proposed fell.
There's only question to me was -- he made the movie worthy.
The United States arrest him and throw him in prison so for about an hour.
Explain to him different ways because is an English is limited.
That no if you made a movie.
Under the First Amendment in the United States nobody would come.
And arrest him and he really OK this is disgusting.
I'm I'm embarrassed.
And I'm sick and over the whole thing it's I mean how can SP and -- -- And I'm not the only one that feels that way who was unaware totally unaware.
Several unwitting novice actors drag into the film are outraged embarrassed and afraid.
Now they banded together hoping to expose the producers alleged.
-- do you resent the fact that he put words in your mouth that he put a message.
Behind the film that you -- involved in with that you know.
We are looking at theft fraud in the inducement to contracts.
And obviously they were.
He agreed to do a film about a desert warrior not about so any anti Muslim propaganda.
We're also looking into cause of action based on intentional infliction of emotional stress.
And for defamation for placing him in a false light and making it seem as though they would they I agree with the film.
One aspect of the case attorney grace airs is investigating is -- -- paid -- American actors with the Anglo looks.
-- pass in Arabic -- I would not have cast me -- among other things -- blue eyes is there any research or investigation into.
-- sealed and the fact that he might have intensely -- and Americans who.
Cause this hatred toward Americans -- anti American sentiment that's going.
On around the world absolutely we are looking into all possible motivations -- but we do know that he was speaking Arabic on the set with the director.
And and backs.
May have an anti American agenda it.
Here we have people being killed.
You have an uprising now against.
Americans across the world throughout the Muslim world do you think that's fair that one person does that one film does that one group does that.
-- I think it's fair that when John Brown stupid harpers ferry and told the truth about the civil war and freeing the blacks I think that's fair.
I what does that have to do with insulting Muslims can -- answer this I'm not insulting Muslims.
That's -- this film I don't you know what Mohammed insulted himself and -- like being hit between the eyes report.
And that was one thing and then you wake up and you find out that the world's falling apart because of something this man did that you participated and it's it's it's it's it's embarrassing.
You were -- we've -- due to.
Craig joins me live here and.
LA what the -- is -- put this lawsuit looking for money damages from this the most important thing to them is to clear their names they want the world to know especially the Muslim world to know that they would do that this film.
Doesn't represent their views if they had known that this was the nature of the found.
None of these actors would have been involved and so what about the industry itself whether any guidelines to prevent you know you sign on to do Donna the -- and open up porno is there any guidelines well at least in a -- -- kind of get the picture after a couple of minutes but -- you know we -- that there are no guidelines and or somebody.
Acting -- -- desperate for work these days that there easy prey for these.
Unscrupulous producers will call her Janet Middle Eastern dissent an American Muslim -- why did you trust this man.
Because I applied.
For the job as an actress.
And I applied on Craigslist and I went to what I thought was a legitimate -- -- And I was offered what I thought was a legitimate part in a historical feature.
And when you found out the reality I wonder you know obviously you -- we're protecting your identity now.
How frightened are you.
I'm extremely Friday and for my life and for the other actors involved.
I'm scared I'm ashamed and I'm deeply embarrassed.
And what about your own family with it's Middle East and roots they that they fault you at all.
People who know me know that this film -- the absolute opposite of anything that I -- -- participated in.
So people who know me know the kind of person that I am and what I actually believed then and in this film in no way represents.
Any beliefs that I hold.
The lead attorney representing the actors that Jeffrey Steinberg joins us that via Skype he's on vacation in Central America.
Jeffrey welcome can you sue this embassy.
And I can certainly do that very well rob or.
You're not an act and consume more.
Thanks -- bless the united consume more defamation in my room -- Slander breach of contract I could -- -- polo lived but it's still -- -- crack at all.
But absolutely scary -- out of every single one of my class.
It went on and collect money from him -- Hogan's or my clients are really about.
That you are firm indication.
Name artists are they are seeing.
That they did his thing and he didn't get any.
-- -- Rather -- Iraq near -- -- nightmare and it ended up on the editing floor when they always going to be an occasional film.
The thing I was -- -- -- historical.
Did play some of what we're -- They ended up being edited out and me in the long haul and I -- problem.
Being an addict act that it's believed it but how Iraq.
And we will get him we will litigating will be filing next Friday.
Some of the complaint and serving him through we're done Bryant -- Criminal lawyer who's not counting the federal the -- Of this matter.
On my problem is that not -- crime doesn't hurt him I'm waiting.
It's been an eight framed for -- -- looking.
They get better rates.
Don't want around you know what could happen -- friends family.
People let their winter yet email -- I don't -- -- I mean that.
Is he really -- look -- -- I mean it has been 88.
That they regret them back.
And -- out there -- and I -- shocked and.
On national group that -- -- that.
Our children growing.
Younger and our great ambassador in Libya.
Christine and yeah and -- high ranking.
Do you eat with.
We will get him.
We will make sure that we will see who didn't store -- -- that are -- -- with him.