The Game might be a gangsta in the streets, but in the boardroom… not so much.
Recently, the mega media company that is the parent entity for BET, VH1 and MTV just g-checked rapper The Game for $35.7K in legal fees for a lawsuit that stemmed from an alleged assault on his reality show, She’s Got Game.
She’s Got Game was a 2015 dating show where west coast rapper sought out new love in the arms of 10 women selected by his famous friends (Fat Joe, Keyshia Cole, Ray J, DJ Khaled) from various social media platforms and their social circles. During the taping of the series, one contestant alleged that The Game sexually assaulted her during an after hours date.
The Game not only denied the allegations, but sued Viacom because he believed that they should have screened more carefully the contestants. The contestant, Priscilla Rainey, was picked for the show, despite having a criminal history and mental health issues. The Game believes Viacom would be responsible and should compensate him for their neglect to protect him from Rainey (and her false accusations).
He lost the suit and in June, a judge agreed that Viacom was not responsible.
They won that battle in court. The victory had Viacom moving like a thug on Crenshaw g-checking a fool wearing the wrong flag and now the conglomerate wants The Game to fork over the money to pay their bill.
No word on The Game’s response.