Dominic Patten is reporting from Los Angeles; Nancy Tartaglione is reporting from EuropeTHURSDAY PM, 26TH UPDATE WRITETHRU: Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Luis Lavin has just denied an injuction that would have forced YouTube to take down the trailer for the anti-Islam flick Innocence Of Muslims. He said this morning in court that without a contract he can’t gauge what the film’s actress Cindy Lee Garcia – who brought the suit yesterday (read it here) — agreed to, therefore making it impossible to determine whether Garcia was duped as she claimed, into appearing in a flick other than what became Innocence Of Muslims.
Following the hearing, Garcia’s lawyer M.
Cris Armenta said she plans to file a new request for an injunction with a trial judge later this week.The ruling comes the same day as the U.S. Embassy began airing TV ads in Pakistan, the AP reported, in an attempt to undercut anger against the U.S. The 30-second spots feature clips of President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during press appearances in which they condemned the video, with their words were subtitled in Urdu.
The State Departement says $70,000 was spent to air the ads, which end with the seal of the U.S. embassy in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.
So far, Pakistan is the only country where the ads are airing.During this morning’s court hearing in LA, YouTube parent Google’s lawyer Timothy Alger ...... See Complete Article @ Deadline Hollywood