Reports of Hip-hop stars getting sued have been making headlines. Following the filing of the suit against 6ix9ine for bailing out on shows after pocketing hefty sums of money, Snoop Dogg is facing a more serious sexual assault charge.
The woman only identified as Jane Doe alleges that Snoop Dogg and a co-defendant identified as Bishop Don “Magic” Juan, who also doubles up as the spiritual adviser of the musician, attacked her in 2013 during an Anaheim concert. The case is now at the Los Angeles Federal Court.
Rescinding Her Offer to Drop the Case
In April, Jane Doe agreed to drop the charges without any condition. The decision was voluntary, and the judge moved to dismiss the case in its entirety.
Three months later, the expectation has changed and the rapper risks spending hours defending himself and the co-accused in court. Additionally, he is likely to incur a hefty sum in defense costs.
The Defense Team Dismisses the Suit
When the case was dropped, Calvin Broadus, the defense lawyer for Snoop Dogg at the time said that he was not surprised. He further downplayed the claim as “full of false allegations and deficiencies”. He is yet to comment on the refiled suit, and it is not clear whether Snoop Dogg will have him as his attorney. CNBC News LA is yet to comment on the merits of the suit and it is hard to predict the final verdict.
The Future of Snoop Dogg
The cancellation of controversial stars is a growing phenomenon as society tries to bring errant artists to accountability. The role of Snoop Dogg in the upcoming Netflix Vampire Movie is hanging by a thread going by what is happening to Dave Chappelle.
This also happens in the wake of R Kelly’s sentencing where he is serving a jail term of 30 years for sex trafficking charges.