A woman who filed a lawsuit against Snoop Dogg in February has now withdrawn her accusation and is filing for dismissal.
She had accused Snoop Dogg and another man of sexually assaulting her after a concert nearly nine years ago.
According to court documents, her attorney, Matt Finkelberg, submitted a notice to drop the lawsuit without prejudice in U.S. District Court for Central California. The reason for the dismissal was not stated in the application.
The Jane Doe accuser said she had worked with him on a daily basis. However, as the court procedures advanced, the plaintiff failed to react with evidence to support this allegation.
She had submitted the original complaint in December 2021 - accusing Snoop Dogg (real name Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) and his associate Bishop Don "Magic" Juan (Donald Campbell) of assaulting her after one of the rapper's concerts in California on May 29 2013. The lawsuit made headlines in February when it was filed, days before Snoop Dogg's seminal Super Bowl performance.
In response to this claim, Snoop Dogg had asked the federal judge to dismiss the claim and labelled it as "implausible and false". In late February, he submitted a 17-page dismissal request, denying cornering the woman in a recording studio toilet and forcing her to perform a sex act.
NBC News states that both the attorneys of Snoop Dogg and Bishop Don "Magic" Juan said that the claims contain no legal backing. Snoop's attorneys say that he had never had “any sexual encounter whatsoever” with the woman.
According to Rolling Stone, the woman's lawyer stated that the lawsuit was withdrawn in such a way that his client's ability to file another claim on the same grounds was preserved. "Of course," the lawyer answered when asked whether he stood by his client's assertions. Following the dismissal of the lawsuit, the plaintiff has made no additional statements.
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