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Film At Center of Anti-American Protests Cause Grief For Duped Actors

Film At Center of Anti-American Protests Cause Grief For Duped Actors


Airdate: 09/14/2012

Stress takes its toll on a heartbroken actress caught up in the violent international crisis.

A pretty young woman who asked INSIDE EDITION not to reveal her name, appears in the explosive film Innocence Of Muslims. She told INSIDE EDITION's Jim Moret she thought she was playing a role in a fictional historical drama.

She said, "I was Hillary and the main character was George. He was George. He had no idea it was turned into somebody else."

George would become Muhammad when the movie was released, triggering riots across the Middle East.

"I feel awful and I didn't do anything, but I feel awful," she said.

"Do you feel like you were betrayed?" asked Moret.

"Of course I was betrayed," she exclaimed.

The actress showed us photos taken during the making of the Muhammad movie. In one photo she is with the mysterious producer known as Sam Bassil, whose real name is believed to be Nakoula Basseley Nakoula.

Most of the performers were struggling actors. One actor, the heavily tattooed Tim Dax, appeared in a bit part on CSI.

No one got rich on their wages. The actress' paycheck came to $671.66 for seven days' work—about $90 a day.  

Meanwhile, the family of the key guy behind the controversial film finds themselves under siege. There are half a dozen sheriff's vehicles patrolling the street. Cars are parked outside the house haphazardly. One car still had the groceries inside when INSIDE EDITION was on the scene. It was as if the car had been abandoned by the family in a mad rush to get into the house.

Steve Whitmore of the Los Angeles Sheriff's Office told INSIDE EDITION, "We have been here around the clock."

Nakoula, who lives in the house, is a Coptic Christian from Egypt. He keeps a Jesus and Mary sculpture on the front porch.
 
With anti-American violence in the Middle East spreading, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, John Bolton told Greta Van Susteren he doesn't buy the idea that the protests are just about the movie.

"The problem is the religious fanaticism and the hatred for the United States that motivates the leaders of the Muslim brotherhood and Egypt, Al-Qaeda and other terrorists," said Bolton.

As America mourns its four slain diplomats, the young actress is also grieving.

"I'm not angry. I'm just sad," said the actress.



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