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Extortion Was the Case

Snoop Dogg sues woman over alleged extortion plot -- The rapper says the unnamed woman demanded $5 million from him to keep quiet about an alleged assault against her

Snoop Dogg | BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE? Snoop Dogg claims a woman wanted hush money for an assault he didn't commit
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BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE? Snoop Dogg claims a woman wanted hush money for an assault he didn't commit

Did Snoop Dogg attack a woman at a 2003 performance? Or is the woman's claim of an attack an extortion attempt against the rapper? It's the latter, says a lawsuit Snoop filed on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles Superior Court, the Associated Press reports.

The suit alleges that the woman demanded $5 million in hush money from Snoop (real name: Calvin Broadus) to keep from selling her story to book publishers and The National Enquirer. The suit does not specify details of the alleged assault, and it names the woman only as ''Jane Doe,'' to protect her privacy. Talking to AP, the rapper's publicist declined to identify the defendant or her attorneys. The suit denies any wrongdoing by Snoop and seeks punitive damages and a halt on future threats.

Originally posted Dec 22, 2004
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