Snoop Dogg sued for sexual assault by former backing dancer

The assault allegedly took place during the filming of Snoop Dogg’s 'Double G News Network' in 2013

Content warning: this article discusses allegations of sexual assault.

Snoop Dogg has been sued for sexual assault by a woman who regularly worked on-stage with the rapper.

The Jane Doe accuser filed the lawsuit in a Los Angeles federal court yesterday (February 9), claiming that Snoop (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) and his associate Bishop Don “Magic” Juan (Donald Campbell) assaulted her after she attended a Snoop Dogg concert at Club Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California on May 29, 2013.

According to Rolling Stone, the woman alleges in the lawsuit that she was assaulted in back-to-back attacks after she accepted a ride home from Campbell and wound up at his residence against her wishes. She claims Campbell assaulted her at the residence when he “removed his penis from his pants” and “repeatedly shoved his penis into (her) mouth.”

It’s then claimed that Campbell later demanded she accompany him to a recording studio where Broadus Jr. was purportedly filming his TV series, Snoop Dogg’s Double G News Network. She alleges Campbell told her Broadus Jr. wanted her there and might make her “his weather girl”. She complied “in hopes of advancing her career,” the filing claims.

Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg. CREDIT: Paras Griffin/Getty Images

According to the complaint, the Jane Doe plaintiff felt sick and was using a bathroom at the studio when Broadus Jr. entered the room unexpectedly, shut the door, grabbed her shoulder and forced his penis into her mouth.

“After a few minutes, the defendant withdrew his penis from plaintiff’s mouth, visibly unsatisfied with plaintiff’s reluctance and disgust of being forced to engage in oral sex,” the complaint alleges. The rapper then allegedly “proceeded to masturbate and ejaculated on plaintiff’s upper chest and lower neck.” He left the accuser “humiliated, terrified and panicked” in the bathroom without returning.

The woman claims she didn’t immediately report the alleged assaults because she was “thinking about her job security if she displeased” the rapper, due to the fact she apparently worked for various companies owned by or associated with Snoop Dogg.

Her filing says she obtained a right to sue from the Department of Fair Employment and Housing on December 20, 2021 and agreed to “attempt to resolve this dispute through a private mediation” that took place February 8, 2022. However the filing says the “mediation was unsuccessful” and that, “immediately after the mediation ended” Snoop Dogg posted an image on Instagram that read “Gold digger season is here” alongside emojis of a judge, a police officer and a bag of cash.

The complaint, filed by lawyer Matt Finkelberg with the Derek Smith Law Group, describes Snoop Dogg’s Instagram post as “obviously threatening” against the Jane Doe plaintiff.

NME has reached out to Snoop Dogg for comment.

As it stands, Snoop Dogg is scheduled to perform alongside Dr. Dre, Eminem, Mary J. Blige and Kendrick Lamar at the Super Bowl halftime show this weekend (February 13). A source representing Broadus Jr. reportedly told TMZ that the accuser intentionally filed her lawsuit to coincide with the event.

For help, advice or more information regarding sexual harassment, assault and rape in the UK, visit the Rape Crisis charity website. In the US, visit RAINN.

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