“Innocence of Muslims,” the film that mocks Islam and that has led to riots around the world is directed by Alan Roberts, a man known best for creating softcore porn films, huffingtonpost quoted Gawker as saying on Saturday.
It said Robert’s earlier work includes titles like “The Happy Hooker Goes Hollywood,” “Young Lady Chatterly” and “The Sexpert.”
The huffington post raises the question as what was the alleged director doing on the set of a film that would go on to inflame the masses?
Then answered the question by quoting Gawker’s sources and writes Roberts had no idea that the movie would be so political in nature.
Roberts has apparently been in hiding since the controversy erupted. VICE Magazine obtained documents which appear to link the pseudonym Alan Roberts to Robert Brownell, who was involved with pre-production purchases for “Desert Warrior” — the working title of “Innocence of Muslims.”
It said Nakoula Basseley Nakoula who was pegged to the film was thought to have used the pseudonym Sam Bacile, and has an extensive criminal record.
He pleaded no contest to bank fraud charges in 2010 and sentenced to 21 months in prison and fined $790,000. Sources in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office also pegged Nakoula to a conviction on a drug case. Nakoula was found guilty of intent to manufacture methamphetamine charges. He violated probation multiple times.
As more details about the movie’s production became available, more surprising information came to light. “Innocence of Muslims” appears to have been filmed on a Hollywood set, and the permit for the project is tied to a Christian charity.
On Friday, Google rejected the White House’s request to remove a clip of the movie from YouTube. The video was censored in India and Indonesia and blocked in Egypt and Libya.