Snoop, the Game Sued for Concert Beatdown
Snoop Dogg and the Game have been named in a lawsuit alleging the rappers beat a fan onstage during a 2005 concert.
Richard Monroe II, 25, has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Snoop, Game, Kurupt, Soopafly and others whom he accuses of punching, kicking, and robbing him during a concert at the White River Amphitheatre in Washington, according to New York Daily News.
In the suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior court, Monroe alleges that he was encouraged to come onstage and dance during the concert, but that when he tried to put his arm around Snoop during a performance of “Gin and Juice,” he was punched and kicked by over a dozen people, including the Doggfather, until he was “beaten unconscious.” He also claims the rappers “poured orange cups of liquid they were holding [while performing] the song ‘Gin and Juice’ onto Monroe’s body to humiliate him.” Additionally, they allegedly took off Monroe’s rings, pulled out the diamond studs from his ears, and stole his cell phone, watch and wallet. Following the beating, Monroe was treated for bruised ribs and a broken nose.
Soopafly was allegedly caught on tape hitting Monroe, and the Game is reportedly seen encouraging the beating.
“In December 2004, a fan jumped onstage at a rock concert in Columbus, Ohio, and shot and killed a band member and three others,” Snoop’s rep Meredith O’Sullivan said, according to Daily News. “A few months later, Richard Monroe jumped onstage during a concert and ran directly at Snoop. He now claims he should have been ‘welcomed onstage as a loyal fan.’ This attempt to parlay criminal conduct into a financial windfall is a blatant abuse of the legal system.”
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