American rapper, The Game loses Record label deal, music royalties over sexual assault
American rapper, The Game has lost ownership of his own record label including royalties from his last album “Born 2 Rap” in a $7 million sexual assault case.
Back in 2015, Priscilla Rainey, a former reality dating show contestant accused The Game of sexually assaulting her at a Chicago sports bar while taping his VH1 reality show “She’s Got Game.” She sued him for $10 million in 2015, but he didn’t show up to court and ignored the trial. As a result, the court ordered him to pay $7.13 million in damages to Rainey.
The Game denied all of the allegations but refused to take the trial seriously, forcing the $7.13 million judgment.
Since then the rapper has been fighting for an appeal over his decision not to pay Rainey a cent.
According to AllHipHop, Rainey was recently granted “any and all rights, title, and interest” in any money, property or future payments due to Game’s independent label LA Prolific, which he launched with his last album Born 2 Rap in November.
She was also awarded the ownership of Born 2 Rap and royalties from the album, along with any salary Game may have been paying himself through LA Prolific.
“All third parties who receive notice of this Order are directed to pay any and all money or property due, or to become due, under this Order, directly to Plaintiff either: (1) by check payable to ‘Priscilla Rainey,’ and delivered to Plaintiff’s counsel” until the judgment is satisfied in full,” stated Judge Virginia A. Phillips.
According to the judge, if Game attempts to go against the ruling and collect the money, he could be charged with contempt of court.