In a stunning new development, the streaming giant Netflix is facing a criminal charge in the state of Texas over the controversial film Cuties, which was widely criticized by those on the left and the right.
An NBC News report says the charge focuses on the promotion of “lewd material,” according to Breitbart. NBC further reported:
A grand jury indictment for promotion of lewd visual material depicting a child was filed on September 23 in Tyler County, Texas, according to Texas Rep. Matt Schaefer. NBC News obtained a copy of the indictment Tuesday, confirming Schaefer’s tweet.
The indictment states that Netflix promoted, distributed and exhibited material which “depicts the lewd exhibition of the genitals or pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 years of age” for the “prurient interest in sex.” It also states that the material held no serious “literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.”
As Breitbart notes, Texas Rep. Matt Schaefer, a Republican, is heralding the news.
Netflix, Inc. indicted by grand jury in Tyler Co., Tx for promoting material in Cuties film which depicts lewd exhibition of pubic area of a clothed or partially clothed child who was younger than 18 yrs of age which appeals to the prurient interest in sex #Cuties #txlege pic.twitter.com/UJ1hY8XJ2l
— Matt Schaefer (@RepMattSchaefer) October 6, 2020
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