Preceding Snoop Dogg’s Super Bowl performance, he was sued because he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in 2013; on April 7, 2022, the woman — who has chosen to remain anonymous and to be referred to as Jane Doe — filed a notice of voluntary dismissal of the lawsuit against Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus. This follows Snoop Dogg and fellow defendant’s motions for dismissal they filed on March 24, 2022.
As reported in February, the assaults allegedly occurred in Anaheim, Calif. after a concert. Doe claims that Snoop Dogg’s longtime associate Bishop Don Magic Juan assaulted her the night of the show and that Snoop Dogg assaulted her the following morning.
Snoop Dogg and team denied the claims made in February, but the investigation has continued until now. Following the accusations in February, Snoop Dogg posted a notes app screenshot to his Instagram, possibly referencing the alleged victim:
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This seems to be a pattern for Snoop Dogg and team who have pushed back against the allegations. The Los Angeles Times reported that his team called the lawsuit a “shakedown scheme” and that it is “an attempt to ‘extort the rapper… ahead of his high-profile performance during Sunday’s Super Bowl LVI.”
His team has also been quoted saying the accusations are “simply meritless.”
Snoop Dogg has had a successful year from his new album BODR (Bacc On Death Row) released on Feb. 11. 2022 to his Super Bowl performance to his purchase of Death Row Records, which was the record label that he started his career with.
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