Snoop Dogg lands in court for assault

April 27th, 2009 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI  

London, April 27 (ANI): Snoop Dogg has landed in a Californian court to face a civil lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was assaulted by the rapper during a concert in 2005.

Richard Monroe, Jr. alleged that the hip-hop star had struck him with a microphone after he jumped on stage of the White River Amphitheater on the outskirts of Seattle, Washington.

Monroe claimed during the opening hearing, in Santa Monica on April 24, the singer’s security guards later gave him a brutal beating.

“I was getting punched, kicked, kicked, punched. It was brutal. I was really in shock. I couldn’t believe it,” the Daily Star quoted Monroe as saying.

The star’s legal team, on the other hand, snubbed the claims, saying their client believed he was being attacked when Monroe jumped on stage out of nowhere.

The attorney further insisted that Monroe’s alleged injuries were not “evidence of someone who was savagely beaten”.

Monroe is seeking 22 million dollars in damages and punitive penalties from Snoop Dogg who is expected to testify during the trial that will last a week. (ANI)

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