A California man behind an anti-Muslim film that led to violence in parts of the Middle East is due to be released from federal custody this week.
Federal prosecutors argue that 55-year-old Mark Basseley Youssef had eight probation violations, including lying to his probation officer and using aliases.
An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim movie trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East has filed a federal lawsuit in Los Angeles against the filmmaker and YouTube to have the clip taken down.
The makers of an anti-Muslim film that sparked violent protests had a one-day permit to shoot parts of the movie at a Los Angeles County ranch and were allowed to use animals and fire.
A judge denied a request Thursday made on behalf of actress Cindy Lee Garcia to issue a restraining order forcing YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film blamed for causing riots in the Middle East.
The Cerritos resident behind the anti-Muslim movie that has inflamed the Middle East has obtained legal counsel.