JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Cindy Lee Garcia had a role in the now infamous film called "Innocence of Muslims," the movie being blamed for the deadly anti-American violence in Libya, Egypt, and Yemen.
But she says she was lied to by the film's director, Sam Bacile. "There was never any mention of Muhammad or anything like that in the film. I was playing the role of a mother. I have the actual script," said the actress from California.
Garcia says the script she was given was called, "Dessert Warriors." And following this week's riots, she says she called Bacile to demand an explanation as to why the title and the intent of the movie changed.
"I said why did you do this to us? To me? And he says tell the world it wasn't you that did it. It was me. The one who wrote the script because I'm tired of these radical Muslims running around killing everyone," she said.
Action News spoke with former U.N. Ambassador Nancy Soderberg this week who said, "It's never justified, this kind of violence."
The Jacksonville resident and current State Senate candidate echoes the sentiment of all American leaders right now. They don't condone the film. And they don't condone the violence either. "There are people who do things that aren't particularly sensible, but it doesn't justify a violent reaction. So, I strongly condemn the violence, the terrorism. It's go to stop," said Soderberg.
Meanwhile, Garcia says she feels she's been terrorized too. "I want my name cleared," she said. "I want my name cleared. I want no part of that. I would never hurt anybody no matter what religion they are."