On Thursday, The Satanic Temple followed through on their threat to sue Netflix and Warner Bros. in U.S. District Court in New York for copyright infringement.
The $50-million-dollar lawsuit accuses the streaming giant of ripping off the temple’s statue of Baphomet to fuel “Satanic panic,” according to Variety.
The lawsuit alleges that four episodes of the show feature a Baphomet statue that closely resembles the one created by the temple. Also, adding that its copyrighted artwork was stolen and represented in an evil way.
To design and build the statue, it cost about $100K, according to The temple. They claim it is an “original expression,” which is why it is subject to copyright. The statue features two children looking up in awe at a goat-headed man-beast and is extremely similar to the statue that appears on Netflix, which also features two children looking up reverently at the goat-man, Variety reports.
The temple’s major concern is the producers of “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” are profiting from their work. Variety asked Netflix for comment, and they referred comment to Warner Bros., who declined to comment.