Afroman sued by police officers who raided his home for invading their privacy
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Singer Afroman is being sued by seven police officers for invasion of privacy, after they raided his home last year.
The Because I Got High musician used footage from the raid on social media and in a music video, without the consent of the Adams County constables.
Now, four deputies, two sergeants and a detective are suing for the emotional distress, embarrassment and humiliation they endured after the investigation.
The bizarre story began last year when police raided the home of Afroman, who is also known as Joseph Edgar Foreman.
Believing that there were narcotics and drug paraphernalia at the property, the Adams County Sheriff’s office gained a warrant to search the address on August 21 2022.
According to the court document, police also believe that there had been weapons at the home as well as a large sum from the sale of drugs.
At the time, the 48-year-old rapper was in Chicago performing some of his classic 00s anthems such as Because I Got High and Colt 47.
Though the officer’s suspicions were unfounded, and no charges were filled, the rapper has since retaliated.
He angrily hit back at the police force on social media, making several damning claims as he called the search a ‘witch-hunt’ and alleged that officers had ‘traumatized’ his kids.
Afroman told fans: “They come up here with AR-15, traumatize my kids, destroyed my property, kick in my door, rip up and destroy my camera system.”
The musician later shared the footage of the raid, which had been captured on his home surveillance system and on his wife’s mobile phone.
He later shared it on social media and even used it as part of a music video for two songs, Lemon Pound Cake and Will You Help Me Repair My Door.
However, Afroman did not stop there.
In the ensuing fallout from the raid, the 00s musician also released merchandise which also showed the officers’ faces.
It was this that prompted the suit, which alleges that seven members of the Adams County Sherriff’s office appear in the video without their consent.
The suit also says that the rapper: “created dozens of videos and images of Plaintiffs’ personas and posted them on various social media platforms including Facebook, YouTube, Snap Chat, TikTok and Instagram.”
Though these have since been deleted, the suit argues that those involved were humiliated in a manner that was ‘willful, wanton, malicious’.
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