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ANTI-ISLAM California Man Admits Role in Film Mahmud Hams, AFP / GettyImages

California Man Admits Role in Film

A man claiming to be the manager of a production group behind the film which sparked riots in Libya might actually be the director, the Associated Press reports. A man named Nakoula Basseley Nakoula admitted involvement and told reporters he knows the filmmaker, Sam Bacile. Bacile spoke to the press earlier today and claimed to be an Israeli Jew, but Bacile’s cellphone number traced back to Nakoula’s house and so far, there is no evidence of Bacile’s existence. Research by the AP found Nakoula has a long criminal history and a history of using the ‘Bacile’ persona. The film’s actors issued a statement on Wednesday saying they were taken advantage of and misled about the film’s intentions.

September 12, 2012 9:25 PM