Snoop Dogg, Disney Sued Over Alleged Rape
A celebrity makeup artist has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Snoop Dogg, alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged and raped her two years ago.A celebrity makeup artist has filed a $25 million lawsuit against Snoop Dogg, alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged and raped her two years ago.
The woman also claims in the lawsuit, filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, that one of the rapper/actor's associates beat her following a taping of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, which Snoop Doog guest hosted in January 2003. In addition to Snoop Dogg and three associates, the suit names the Walt Disney Co., parent company of ABC Inc.
The woman applied Snoop Dogg's makeup before four shows, according to the lawsuit, which said she was drugged with spiked champagne after his final appearance.
The woman's attorney, Perry Wander, said she waited two years to sue because she had tried to negotiate a settlement with attorneys for the media companies. Disney and ABC should be held responsible because they "failed to provide a safe working environment for my client," Wander said.
Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, filed a lawsuit Dec. 11 alleging that the woman had been trying to extort $5 million in exchange for keeping silent. "It is truly unfortunate that [she] has chosen to follow the increasingly common path of misusing the legal system as a means of extracting financial gain from entertainers," Snoop Dogg's publicist says in a statement.
An ABC spokesperson said the allegations have "simply no merit."
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