West coast rap legend Snoop Dogg has been hit again with a second lawsuit in 2022, alleging he violated a woman’s civil rights. However, the hip-hop artist’s legal team has suggested the woman referred to as Jane Doe has ulterior motives and is looking for a quick windfall of cash.
On Friday, July 22, Snoop Dogg and his team of lawyers announced that they prepared to go toe-to-toe with a woman who refiled a legal complaint, originally submitted in February.
2022, accussing the Death Row Records owner of violating the Trafficking Victims Protection Act, for sexual battery, for sexual assault, and more during a 2013 concert, Radar Online reports.
The woman is suing the artist, who Forbes says is worth $124 million, for an undisclosed amount.
In the filing, she claims one of the “Gin and Juice” chart-topper’s friends, Bishop Don Juan, sexually assaulted her while she was asleep. However, after reportedly waking up to him performing a sexual act on her, she did not leave. Rather, she got dressed (as she says she was told) and went with the Chicago native to a concert in Orange County with the multi-platinum gangsta rapper.
The Jane Doe said out of “fear for her life and job security,” she complied with the wishes of the self-proclaimed pimp and gave the recording artist oral sex.
Snoop’s team unequivocally denies these allegations, calling them “implausible,” as they question the reasoning behind filing the lawsuit, not once, but twice, within months.
After she filed the first lawsuit, his team said, “Nearly nine years after the alleged incident—but just days before [Snoop Dogg] was scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl Halftime Show—[Doe] filed this lawsuit with its implausible and false claim under the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act.”
Calling the complaint a “thinly veiled attempt to extort [Snoop] for money to stop [Doe] from continuing to assert her false claims publicly,” the attorneys filed on March 24 a motion for dismissal.
By April, the claim that also listed Bishop Don “Magic” Juan; Gerber & Co, Inc.; the Broadus Collection, LLC; Casa Verde Capital, LLC; and Merry Jane Events, Inc as defendants, was dismissed. The woman filed, according to Pitchfork, a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit.
Now the woman has resurfaced. Her legal team has refiled the lawsuit, with some abstractions and additions.
On Thursday, July 21, her lawyer, Matt E.O. Finkelberg, said to the Los Angeles Times, “We have obtained new information which we believe adds significant credibility and corroboration to the alleged scheme of Defendants and the alleged acts they took against my client and others.”
He continued, “We believe that this new information stated in the complaint which includes details of what allegedly happened to other alleged victims, including an alleged attempted rape against an alleged victim by Defendant SNOOP DOGG, is important and demonstrates how serious our claims are.”
Snoop’s team continues to say the lawsuit is “meritless” and “riddled with and predicated upon falsehoods and inaccuracies.”
Allegedly, the woman reached out privately before the megastar’s Super Bowl LVI performance with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar and Mary J. Blige. His team tried to negotiate with the woman’s team, but talks abruptly ended.
The new lawsuit includes the original allegations of sexual assault, sexual battery and sex-trafficking allegations from the first lawsuit, but adds accusations of defamation, infliction of emotional distress and unlawful retaliation in violation of California labor codes. She claimed for several years she “worked for, was employed by, was transported by, and performed with” Snoop and Bishop Don Juan, engaging “in sexual activities”
Doe’s latest claim further accuses Snoop of violating California’s Tom Bane Civil Rights Act.
A representative for the artist said, “The complaint refiled today against Snoop Dogg by ‘Jane Doe’ and her attorney is meritless. It follows Jane Doe’s attorney’s voluntarily dismissing just a few months ago her previous complaint on the alleged matter. He also dismissed an earlier complaint – this is the third try.”
The complaint added, “As before, this refiled complaint is riddled with and predicated upon falsehoods and inaccuracies. Moreover, as Jane Doe and her attorney know or should know, Jane Doe has never been Snoop Dogg’s employee.”
The statement ended by saying, “Snoop Dogg looks forward to proving the falsity of these allegations.”