Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina has unleashed the fires of hell…through litigation. The Satanic Temple has filed a $50 million copyright lawsuit against Warner Bros. and Netflix, claiming the Baphomet statue spotted in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina is a rip-off of a statue the Temple had created themselves. No amount of magic, black or otherwise, is going to make this disappear, and the Sabrina lawsuit is moving forward…for now.
Halfway through Netflix’s Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, viewers get to lay eyes on a huge statue located at the Academy of the Unseen Arts – the fancy witch school Sabrina is attending. While this may look like a statue of the devil to the untrained eye, it is, in fact, a demon named Baphomet. The roots of Baphomet can be traced all the way back to the 1300s, but the statue in Sabrina bears an uncanny resemblance to one commissioned by the Satanic Temple in 2013. It looks so similar, in fact, that the Satanic Temple has filed a lawsuit.
– Excerpt from an article written by the Chris Evangelista for Slash Film. Find the full article here.