A woman filed a lawsuit Wednesday against rapper Snoop Dogg and another man, alleging that they sexually assaulted her nearly nine years ago.
The woman, identified as Jane Doe, alleged the incident occurred after attending a Snoop Dogg concert in May 2013, according to a filing in U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. After the concert, the woman and her friend agreed to return to Snoop Dogg’s studio with him and his friend, Donald Campbell, also known as Don Magic Juan, the suit said.
Her lawyer, Matt Finkelberg, said in a statement Thursday that she “refuses to be silenced and intimidated any longer.”
“Our client’s hope is to inspire other victims of sexual harassment, assault and battery to understand that they have rights, that they will be protected, and while they are victims, they should not be silenced forever,” Finkelberg said.
According to the file, the woman tried to resolve the issue in private mediation on Tuesday, but the discussions were “unsuccessful”. Since the woman is named as Jane Doe in the lawsuit, it is unclear whether a criminal complaint has been filed.
She alleges that she then asked for a ride home after being offered a ride by Campbell, who she says drove her to her own residence after falling asleep in the car. The woman fell asleep at Campbell’s home but was awakened at around 4am by Campbell forcing her to perform oral sex on him, according to the lawsuit.
Campbell then allegedly urged her to get dressed and accompany him to a taping of “Snoop Dogg’s Double G News Network,” calling it a “career move” for her.
During the taping, the woman alleges that Snoop Dogg followed her into the bathroom where he also forced her to perform oral sex and masturbated in front of her, it is learnt.
She allegedly felt pressure from Snoop Dogg “because of his dominance and position of power over her, including his ability to hire and fire her and to ensure that she would never be hired in his industry again,” the filing said. She is described in her lawsuit as a dancer, model and actress.
Representatives for Snoop Dogg and Campbell did not immediately respond to NBC News’ requests for comment Thursday. Snoop Dogg is currently scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show on Sunday.
Snoop Dogg appeared at a Super Bowl press conference Thursday but did not address the lawsuit. No questions were asked.
Snoop Dogg and Campbell are accused of violating sex trafficking, sexual violence and sexual assault laws. The woman is seeking a jury trial, where she is seeking punitive damages and costs of her trial.