Snoop Dogg Sued Over Sexual Assault Allegations
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Content Warning: this article contains descriptions of sexual assault.
Snoop Dogg has been accused of sexual assault and battery in a new civil lawsuit.
The rapper, real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr, is accused of 'attacking' the anonymous woman - a dancer, model, host, and actress who had previously worked with him - in a bathroom and forcing her to perform oral sex.
His alleged victim claims that after attending a Snoop Dogg concert on May 29, 2013 she was offered a ride home by one of the rapper's associates, Bishop Don 'Magic' Juan, but was instead taken to his house, where Juan proceeded to sexually assault her.
The following day Juan reportedly drove the plaintiff to a studio to audition for Snoop Dogg for a television role, where the rapper allegedly cornered her in a bathroom, before forcing her to perform oral sex on him and masturbating in front of her.
In court documents first reported on by Pitchfork, the plaintiff says that during her encounters with the rapper she felt 'pressured by defendant Snoop Dogg 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.
'Plaintiff found herself thinking about her job security if she displeased defendant Snoop Dogg,' the lawsuit states, adding that the woman did not get the television job because she 'refused to willingly and enthusiastically give oral sex.'
Snoop Dogg is being sued for sexual battery, sexual assault and violation of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act.
According to Sky News, the plaintiff and Snoop Dogg had previously tried to resolve the case through mediation, however talks ultimately broke down, leading her to file the civil suit earlier this week, just days before the California rapper is due to take the stage for the Super Bowl half time show this Sunday, February 13.
Snoop Dogg has not officially responded to the allegations, but appeared to allude to the timing of the lawsuit in a since-deleted Instagram post, writing 'Gold digger season is here be careful... keep ya guards up. And. Keep ya circle small.'
The rapper is set to perform at the half time show alongside Dr Dre, Eminem, Mary J Blige and Kendrick Lamar.
If you have been affected by any of the issues in this article and wish to speak to someone in confidence, contact The Survivor’s Trust for free on 08088 010 818, or through their website thesurvivorstrust.org
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