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    Satanic Group is Suing Netflix New Show Over Striking Likeness

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    The co-founder and spokesperson of Satanic Temple accused The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina of using a copyrighted statue design to "promote their asinine Satanic Panic fiction."

    The new show features its main character — Sabrina the Witch — attending the School of Unseen Arts, where viewers can see a monument of the goat deity Baphomet.

    Lucien Greaves of Satanic Temple (TST), a nontheistic religious and political activist group based in Salem, Massachusetts, argued the image of the deity was stolen from the organization by Netflix.

    According to Greaves, the Baphomet statue was specifically designed and built for TST is copyrighted. He even posted a collage of two monuments on his Twitter account for comparison.

    His statement attracted hundreds of comments online, with only a few agreeing to Greaves' argument.

    TST also disagreed with the way the statue was portrayed in the 'Sabrina' series, which is a remake of the famed US 90s show Sabrina the Teenage Witch about a teenager with magical powers.

    "Given the show's utilization of the Baphomet statue to represent an evil cannibalistic cult, a perception falsely associated with Satanism even in modern times, TST would have denied its use to the show creators. Not only does it contradict what Baphomet represents, we owe it to those who identify with us to not allow this image, and by extension them, to be represented in this way," Greaves was reported to say.

    Netflix is yet to comment on the pending lawsuit against its show.

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