Snoop Dogg is a veteran in the Hip-Hop world and is considered as a collective “Uncle” by many in the Hip-Hop community. This simply goes to show how universally loved and respected he truly is. Snoop Dogg was recently accused of forcing oral sex on a woman in 2013. It seems Snoop has now slammed the assault claim with three-pronged defense.
The legal team for Snoop Dogg believes that the statute of limitations in a sexual assault complaint filed against him by Jane Doe has expired. Snoop Dogg wants the lawsuit dismissed in part because the alleged victim didn’t seek legal action soon enough, according to court documents acquired by AllHipHop.
In a lawsuit filed earlier this year, Jane Doe accused him and Bishop Don “Magic” Juan of sexual assault, but the alleged incident occurred in 2013. Snoop Dogg’s attorneys argue that California’s new statute of limitations cannot be applied retroactively to an alleged incident from 2013. Jane Doe failed to bring a lawsuit by May 2015, thus they believe their client is safe.
Under California Code of Civil Procedure § 340.16, which was added in 2018 and made effective January 1, 2019, the statute of limitations for a sexual assault claim filed after January 1, 2019 is ten years. Under California law, however, if a claim has already lapsed under an existing statute of limitations, the claim is not revived by the new statute of limitations absent an express statement from the California Legislature. Here, Plaintiff alleges the sexual assault and sexual battery took place in May 2013. At the time, there was a two-year statute of limitations for assault and battery pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure 335.1. Because Plaintiff filed her complaint nearly nine years after the alleged conduct, her sexual assault and sexual battery claims lapsed in May 2015 under the previously applicable Section 335.1. Section 340.16 does not revive her claims.
Jane Doe submitted a “implausible and false” claim accusing Snoop Dogg of breaching the federal Trafficking Victims Protection Act, according to Snoop Dogg, whose real name is Calvin Broadus. The claims of sex trafficking, according to his legal team, push the act beyond its breaking point.
Snoop Dogg’s representatives contacted AllHipHop to underline three additional reasons, which they claim “demonstrate the lack of credibility of the plaintiff and her story.” Snoop Dogg has been harassing the accused victim since she filed a lawsuit against him, according to the alleged victim. He denied all of her claims and referred to her case as a sham.
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