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Rape suit filed against Snoop Dogg

February 02, 2005|From Associated Press

A celebrity makeup artist has filed a $25-million lawsuit against rapper Snoop Dogg, alleging he and several men in his entourage drugged and raped her two years ago.

The woman also claims that one of Snoop Dogg's associates beat her after a taping of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" show, which the rapper guest-hosted in January 2003. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

In addition, the suit names ABC Inc. and its parent, Walt Disney Co. The woman identifies herself in the documents, but Associated Press is withholding her name because of its policy against naming alleged rape victims.

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. He is seeking punitive damages and to bar her from future threats.

The woman's attorney, Perry Wander, said she waited two years to sue because she had been trying to negotiate a settlement with the media companies.

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