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10 TV Scenes That Led To Massive Lawsuits

Netflix's hugely successful reboot of Sabrina the Teenage Witch came under fire back in 2018 for featuring a goat-headed deity statue in four of the first season's ten episodes.

Mere days after the season debuted, religious group The Satanic Temple filed a copyright lawsuit against Netflix and Warner Bros Entertainment, claiming that the show's statue copied the design of their own bronze sculpture of Baphomet, a winged, goat-headed occult figure, without permission.

The Satanic Temple sought at least $50 million in damages from the streamer, and despite the tendency for legal proceedings to drag on forever, the case was quickly settled out of court less than a month after the offending episodes first aired.

The Satanic Temple was awarded an undisclosed sum - likely far less than $50 million, because the first rule of litigation is to always ask for more than you really want - and the credits for each of the four episodes were edited to give the organisation credit for the design.

That was strangely hassle-free, then, though the same sadly can't be said for most of the other entries on this list.