California judge denies bid to remove anti-Islam film from YouTube

Pakistani Muslim demonstrators carry placards as they march during a protest against an anti-Islam film in Lahore on September 20, 2012. Thousands of protesters angry at a US-made anti-Islam film clashed with police close to Islamabad's diplomatic enclave on Thursday in chaotic scenes that left at least 50 people injured. AFP PHOTO / ARIF ALI

LOS ANGELES: A California judge denied a request by an actress on Thursday to remove an anti-Islam film from YouTube that has spawned violent protests across the Muslim world.

Actress Cindy Lee Garcia, who said she had received death threats after the video was posted on YouTube, had sought to have the film removed in a suit against parent company Google Inc and a California man linked to the film.

"The request for a temporary restraining order is denied. The plaintiff has not shown a likelihood to prevail on the merits," Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin said.





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