Snoop Dogg Sued Over Alleged Sexual Assault and Battery
The lawsuit was filed on Wednesday by a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted nearly nine years ago by rapper Snoop Dogg and another man.
Specifically, Jane Doe alleges that the incident occurred after attending a Snoop Dogg concert in May 2013, according to filings in the United States District Court for the Central District of California, Nbcnews reported.
The woman and her friend were allegedly invited back to Snoop Dogg’s studio after the concert with him and his friend, Bishop Don Magic Juan, the lawsuit stated.
On the trip to the studio, she claimed she asked Campbell for a ride home.
Later, she fell asleep in the car and Campbell took her to his residence.
After falling asleep at Campbell’s house, the woman was awoken at 4:00 a.m. by Campbell forcing her to have oral sex with him.
Campbell reportedly asked her to get dressed and join him at the taping of “Snoop Dogg’s Double G News Network,” calling it a “career move” for her.
While at the taping, the woman alleges that Snoop Dogg followed her to the bathroom where he also forced her to perform oral sex on her and masturbated in front of her, her lawsuit said.
According to the filing, Snoop Dogg put pressure on her “due to his dominance, and his position of power over her, including his ability to hire and fire her and ensure that she would never be hired in his industry again,” the filing stated.
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She describes herself as a dancer, model, and actress in her lawsuit.
Matt Finkelberg, her attorney, said in a statement Thursday that she “refuses to be silenced and intimidated any longer.”
“Our client’s hope is to inspire other victims of sexual harassment, assault, and battery to understand that they have rights, will be protected, and although they are victims, they will not have to be silenced forever,” Finkelberg stated.
The filing indicates that the woman attempted to resolve the issue in private mediation on Tuesday, but the discussions failed.
A criminal complaint regarding her may not have been filed since she is listed as Jane Doe in the lawsuit.
NBC News did not immediately hear back from Snoop Dogg and Campbell’s representatives on Thursday concerning the matter.
Meanwhile, the halftime show for the Super Bowl will feature Snoop Dogg soon.
In a press conference before the Super Bowl, Snoop Dogg didn’t address the lawsuit. A single question wasn’t taken.
Following the failed mediation, her lawsuit accuses Snoop Dogg of retaliating against her by posting a note to his Instagram account on Wednesday claiming “gold digger season.”
Nonetheless, there is no name attached to the post, which appeared on his account as of Thursday morning.
Snoop Dogg and Campbell face charges related to sex trafficking, sexual assault, and battery. She is asking for a jury trial, in which she seeks punitive damages and the cost of the lawsuit.