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Satanic Temple settles lawsuit with Netflix over ‘Sabrina’ goat-headed deity

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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.

The settlement was amicable, and resolves a Nov. 8 lawsuit in which the Satanic Temple had sought at least $50 million of damages. Terms were not disclosed.

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Lawyers for the Satanic Temple did not immediately respond to requests for comment. 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 Oct. 26.

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

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

Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Tom Brown

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