Snoop Dogg sued for sexual assault
Rapper Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) is set to appear in the halftime show on Sunday at the Super Bowl. However he’s been hit with a sexual assault lawsuit, filed on Wednesday in a federal court in Los Angeles.
The suit, filed by a Jane Doe accuser who says she worked as an onstage dancer for the star, claims she was assaulted by Snoop Dogg and his associate Bishop Don “Magic” Juan (real name Donald Campbell) in May 2013.
According to the suit, as seen by Rolling Stone and others, she was offered and accepted a ride home by Bishop, who instead took her to his house, where he sexually assaulted her. The suit then alleges that Campbell demanded she accompany him to a recording studio where Snoop Dogg was filming a TV series. At the studio, according to the suit, the Jane Doe plaintiff felt ill and was using the bathroom when Snoop Dogg entered and sexually assaulted her.
A source for Snoop Dogg reportedly told website TMZ that the suit had been deliberately filed this week ahead of the Super Bowl Because the rapper will be performing at the halftime show.
In the filing the Jane Doe plaintiff says that she attempted to resolve the dispute through private mediation that took place on February 8, 2022. “Immediately after the mediation ended,” according to the suit, Snoop Dogg posted an image on Instagram reading “Gold digger season is here”. The suit alleges Snoop Dogg’s post is “obviously threatening”.
So far there hasn’t been any public reaction to the suit from the NFL.