The satanic temple resolves a lawsuit with Netflix for the "chilling adventure of the statue of Sabrina"

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Satanic Temple has settled its copyright lawsuit against Netflix Inc (NFLX.O) and Warner Bros Entertainment for its alleged misuse of its goat-headed deity statue in the series "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina ", a spokesperson for Warner. he said on wednesday

The agreement was friendly and resolved a lawsuit on November 8 in which the Satanic Temple had sought at least $ 50 million in damages.

The finanacial terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Bruce Lederman, an attorney for the plaintiff, said in an email: "My client will get the proper copyright credit in the episodes of The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina that have already been filmed. The rest of the agreement is subject to a confidentiality agreement. "

A Netflix spokesman forwarded requests for comments to Warner Bros., a unit of AT & T Inc (T.N).

The Satanic Temple, which is based in Salem, Massachusetts and also known as United Federation of Churches LLC, describes itself as a promoter of benevolence and empathy among people who reject tyrannical authority.

He complained that "Sabrina" misappropriated his statue "Baphomet with Children" in a way that implies that he represented evil, and that the description damaged his reputation.

The first 10 episodes of "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" were released on October 26.

Netflix distributes and Warner Bros produces the series, starring Kiernan Shipka as the teen character of half witch, half human. The series is based on the comic series "Sabrina" by Archie Comics.

The case is United Federation of Churches LLC v. Netflix Inc et al, US District Court. UU., Southern District of New York, No. 18-10372.

Report of Jonathan Stempel in New York; Additional report of Mekhla Raina in Bengaluru; Edited by Tom Brown

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