A Los Angeles judge has denied a request to force YouTube to remove an anti-Muslim film trailer, blamed for causing deadly violence in the Middle East.
Judge Luis Lavin rejected the request from Bakersfield actress Cindy Lee Garcia, who appears in the clip, in part, because the man behind the film was not served with a copy of the lawsuit.
The "Innocence of Muslims" mocks the prophet Muhammad as a womanizer, child molester, and killer.
It was an obscure internet video until September 11th when rioters seizing on it, breached the U.S. Embassy in Cairo.
Protesters also attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
"Emotionally, I am very disturbed by the effect this has had on my life, our country, our ambassador's family, our Navy seals," said Garcia after the decision. "My whole life has been turned upside down in every aspect. In my career, as a minister of the gospel, I've been attacked. Just every aspect, my family has been threatened. I have fear for myself. I'm very concerned about my family and their mental well-being."
Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the man behind the trailer, has gone into hiding.