Snoop Dogg accused of sexual assault; 'meritless,' says rapper's spokesperson
An unidentified woman filed a civil lawsuit against American rapper Snoop Dogg, accusing him of sexual assault, on Wednesday. His spokesperson, however, called the allegations a "meritless shakedown." Notably, the lawsuit came days before Dogg's performance at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday. The woman—identified as Jane Doe—is reportedly an actor, model, dancer, and host, who worked with Dogg when the incident happened.
The woman has leveled allegations of sexual assault and battery against Dogg. According to her, the incident happened in 2013 after she attended one of the musician's concerts. But his spokesperson claimed the woman in question never worked with him. In the lawsuit, she stated Dogg entered a bathroom she was using, forced her to perform oral sex, and masturbated in front of her.
At the time of the incident, the woman was reportedly worried about her job security and career if she displeased the rapper. The complaint said, "Plaintiff felt pressured by defendant Snoop Dogg due to his dominance, and his position of power over her, including his ability to hire and fire her and ensure that she would never be hired in his industry again."
On the other hand, Dogg's spokesperson has reportedly denied all the allegations, terming the same "simply meritless," and added the rapper "never had any sexual encounter" with the woman. "They appear to be part of a self-enrichment shakedown scheme to extort Snoop Dogg right before he performs during this Sunday's Super Bowl halftime show," the spokesperson was quoted as saying by several media reports.
The spokesperson further mentioned that a similar allegation was made against the musician in December 2021, too, by a woman through the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing. Meanwhile, Dogg took a dig at the whole issue on Wednesday by posting a note on Instagram that read, "Gold digger season is here be careful...keep ya guards up. And. Keep ya circle small (sic)."