Rapper Snoop Dogg is addressing the recent sexual assault allegations that were made against him by a woman who worked with him regularly on-stage.
According to Rolling Stone, the accuser who is named Jane Doe in the complaint filed the lawsuit on Wednesday, February 9, 2022, in a Los Angeles Federal Court, three days before the “Gin & Juice” artist was scheduled to perform at the NFL Super Bowl halftime show at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
She claimed that Snoop (born Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) and his associate Bishop Don “Magic” Juan (Donald Campbell) assaulted her after she attended a Snoop concert at Club Heat Ultra Lounge in Anaheim, California back in May 2013.
The alleged victim is seeking $10 million, claiming that Snoop and Bishop Don Magic Juan forced oral sex on her.
On Friday, February 11, 2022, Snoop responded to the claims and insisted that he never had any sexual encounters with the woman. A spokesperson for the Super Bowl halftime performer said that the allegations were “manufactured.”
“The allegations … of sexual assault by Calvin Broadus (known as Snoop Dogg), are simply meritless,” the statement read, according to PEOPLE. “They appear to be part of a self-enrichment shakedown scheme by [Jane Doe] to extort Snoop Dogg right before he performs during this Sunday’s Super Bowl halftime show.”
Adding, “[Her] scheme involves concocting a legal complaint as an anonymous ‘Jane Doe’ plaintiff, and, knowing full well it can be a public document, filing this complaint late Wednesday, only three days before the Super Bowl.”
“To be clear, Mr. Broadus has never had any sexual encounter whatsoever with [the accuser],” the statement says. “[Her] shakedown scheme is disgraceful. Her attempt to use the courts to advance this scheme is shameful too and does a disservice to real victims who deserve to be believed,” the statement reads, Rolling Stone notes.
Further responding to the allegations, Snoop headed to his Instagram where he appeared to make a post referring to Jane Doe as a “gold digger.”
The complaint, filed by lawyer Matt Finkelberg of the Derek Smith Law Group, described Snoop’s IG post as “obviously threatening” against the plaintiff, NME reports.