The Satanic Temple has filed a hefty $50-million lawsuit claiming its iconic Baphomet statue was hijacked to create a stereotypical representation of the supernatural evil in Netflix show 'The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.'
The Salem, Massachusetts-based group has sued both Netflix and Warner Bros. claiming they employed the temple’s iconic Baphomet statue to fan “Satanic panic” in the show. Satanists claim the artwork, which is protected by copyright, has been misused for the purposes of a stereotypically evil representation.
The statue, which the temple says cost about $100,000 to design and build, features a goat’s head on a human body having both male and female traits as well as horns and a torch. Lucien Greaves, co-founder of the Satanic Temple, posted a tweet comparing their own statue with that in the Netflix show.