A woman whom Snoop Dogg has accused of trying to extort $5 million from him is now suing the rapper for sexual assault, the Smoking Gun Web site reports.
In papers filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Emmy-winning Six Feet Under makeup artist Kylie Bell, 36, claims that after a January 2003 taping of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, Snoop Dogg (real name: Calvin Broadus), 32, and several associates raped her in his dressing room.
Bell alleges she was drugged and sexually assaulted by Snoop and four other men after drinking what a member of Snoop’s posse told her was champagne. Bell names Broadus, ABC, Kimmel’s show, and the Walt Disney Company (which owns ABC) as defendants and seeks $25 million in damages.
Snoop Dogg sued Bell last December, accusing her of trying to extort $5 million from him to keep her allegations secret. At the time, Snoop’s reps said in a statement that the rapper “did nothing wrong,” adding that “her threats to destroy his career and personal relationship with his family are reprehensible and will not be tolerated.” The reps also pointed out that the woman had waited five months to report the incident to police.
Bell, meanwhile, claims in her suit that her family members advised her against telling police about the alleged incident for fear of Broadus’s supposed street gang affiliation.
Four months later, according to the complaint, Bell told the Kimmel show she was contacting the police, after which she soon began having her living expenses paid through an ABC investment subsidiary.
Once those checks stopped flowing, Bell claims Broadus began paying her expenses, and that by October the rapper’s lawyers opened negotiations with the woman’s attorneys. Bell’s lawsuit alleges that the negotiations eventually fell through.