Netflix was indicted Wednesday in Tyler County, the day before the company planned to defend itself at a pretrial hearing in state court against an October 2020 lewdness charge tied to the same film. Babin added four new child pornography charges after dropping the earlier charge, which was filed under a state law that a different judge declared unconstitutional in an unrelated case.
In a civil complaint filed Thursday in federal court in Lufkin, Netflix’s attorneys said, “Without the court’s intervention, Netflix will suffer irreparable harm by being forced to continue playing Babin’s game in state court and defending itself against even more baseless charges.”
A hearing on Netflix’s request for a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction against Babin and the criminal charges is set for Friday in Beaumont federal court.
Written By: MLout, KFDM Beaumont, Texas