Cindy Lee Garcia was an actress in the anti-Muslim movie. She can be seen here in a still-frame from the video.
UNDATED (CBS) -- A Los Angeles judge has denied a request that would force YouTube to take down the film trailer that has been blamed for violence overseas. An actress is also suing the man behind the "Innocence of Muslims". The film touched off more Anti-American protests today in Pakistan.
An anti-Islamic film produced in the United States triggered a new wave of anti-American protests in Pakistan today. Police fired tear gas at students to keep them away from the U.S. embassy in Islamabad. Protestors burned an effigy of President Obama in the streets of another city. Muslims call the film blasphemous, saying it mocks the prophet Mohammad.
One of the actresses in that film called "Innocence of Muslims" appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom. Cindy Lee Garcia is suing the filmmaker for fraud and slander saying she was tricked into appearing in the trailer. She says, "When I was originally cast for the film, the name of the film was Desert warriors and it was supposed to be based on how things were things 2,000 years ago. On set, Muhammad and Muslim were never mentioned."
Garcia says she's getting death threats. She says, "My whole life has been turned upside down, and every aspect."
The actress says Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who used the alias Sam Bacile, never completed the film she was working on, and that he dubbed anti-Islamic dialogue into the clips without the actors'' knowledge. Nakoula went into hiding after authorities questioned him last weekend.
A judge rejected Garcia's request to order YouTube and Google to take down the trailer Garcia says it invades her privacy. The internet companies argued removing the clips would be a violation of free speech. Garcia's attorney Cris Armenta says, "She did not consent to being a puppet for someone else's hateful message."
YouTube has blocked the trailer in Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, Indonesia, and India because it violates laws in those countries.
The filmmaker, Sam Bacile, is on probation for bank fraud. He's only allowed to use the internet with the permission of probation officers. It's unclear if he uploaded the film to YouTube.