Innocence of Muslims, the YouTube film that's sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world, isn't going away.
Cindy Lee Garcia, an actress in the controversial movie, requested an injunction to pull the video down from the Internet. But on Thursday, an L.A. judge denied Garcia's emergency request to pull footage of the film, Garcia's lawyer said in a statement.
Judge Luis Lanvin said, per the L.A. Times, Garcia had not demonstrated "a likelihood to prevail on the merits" of her request. The actress's lawyer said, however, she will continue to take action to remove the clip. The hearing will be within the next month if the court's schedule permits.
In a suit filed Wednesday against filmmaker Nakoula Basseley Nakoula (aka Sam Bacile), YouTube and Google, Garcia lists invasion of privacy, fraud, slander and intentional infliction of emotional stress, among other causes as the reason for her taking action.
She alleges in her suit that there "were no religious references made on set, or in script, nor was there any religious content made on set or in the script. She would not have consented to the use of her performance in that fashion."
Since the film was posted on YouTube, Garcia's lawyer states that her client's life has "changed substantially" but declined to say more on what precautions were being taken to ensure her safety.
In interviews, the actress claims that her voice was dubbed over and replaced with new dialogue.