Rapper Said Priscilla Rainey Never Should’ve Been On “She’s Got Game”
The Game still hasn’t hung up his hope of making Viacom pay following his $7.1 million civil judgment for molesting his co-star on the short lived “She’s Got Game” show.
Lawyers for the rapper, whose real name is Jayceon Taylor, filed court docs earlier this month begging a judge to keep his negligence lawsuit in the courts despite the company’s motion to have it thrown out.
Earlier this year, a jury awarded Priscilla Rainey a total of $7.1 million after she sued The Game for sexually abusing her during an after hours date following a day of filming. He is currently appealing that decision. He has also sued Viacom, claiming the company was negligent when didn’t properly screen Rainey to be on the show.
“Despite having knowledge and being fully aware of several concerning ‘red flags’ in the background of a contestant named Priscilla Rainey, including multiple arrests for retaliatory acts against men, the defendants allowed Rainey to participate on the show,” The Game’s lawyers wrote in court papers obtained by BOSSIP.
The rapper is now trying to convince the court why his suit against Viacom shouldn’t be thrown out. Viacom has asked for the suit to be tossed under what’s known as an “anti-SLAPP” motion, which argues that the case violated Viacom’s right to free speech.
The Game said Viacom reps never told him about Rainey’s alleged past or got his OK for her to be on the show. He said the company should have protected him from Rainey and ensured that all contestants were fit to participate on the show.
The “This Is How We Do” rapper also contended in court docs that Rainey only sued him to get back at him for kicking her off the show after she got into altercations with the other women contestants.
The Game has always denied that he sexually abused Rainey, and took it a step further in court papers and said the fallout from the case has done irreparable emotional and financial harm to him. But he said Viacom’s “intentional, negligent and/or reckless” decision to put Rainey on the show in the first place is the reason why everything went down.
A judge has yet to rule in the case. Both sides are due back in court next month.