Yes, you read that headline correctly.
The Satanic Temple sued streaming giant Netflix for allegedly copying the temple’s statue of Baphomet in “The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. The religious body revealed the two parties had amicably settled the lawsuit in a statement published on Wednesday.
The lawsuit was originally filed in the U.S. District Court in New York. Four episodes of Netflix’s new series allegedly featured a Baphomet statue very similar to the one created by the temple.
“I have gotten quite a bit of hate mail from people seemingly basic enough to conceive of the situation as one in which a large powerful Satanic organization is using its might to bully an uncertain and innocent teenage witch who has just been newly exposed to the wide, cruel world,” the statement reads.
“The truth is, it is a poor commentary upon our entire culture, in my eyes, that media overwhelmed this copyright claim, relative to which the coverage of our rally in Arkansas,” it continues. “Which confronted still unresolved questions about the continued American dedication to Liberal Democracy, received sparse reporting for a day.”
Season one of the streaming service’s new show premiered in its entirety on Oct. 26. “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” has been well-received and will release “A Midwinter’s Tale” Christmas special on Dec. 14.