The Game has come up empty in his $20 million-dollar lawsuit against Viacom after a judge denied the rapper’s attempt to hold the media company liable for the judgment a contestant from his dating show won against him relating to sexual assault.
In 2017, The Game sued Viacom demanding they be held liable for the $7.1 million judgement he was hit with by a cast member on his VH1 show, “She’s Got Game.” Priscilla Rainey was victorious in her lawsuit against Game, accusing him of sexual assault during the filming of the reality dating show.
The Game argued Viacom should have to cover the bill because they cast Rainey on the show despite knowing she had a criminal history. He claimed they knew of her multiple felony arrests for battery and that she suffered from mental health issues.
Viacom denied they should be liable for the $7.1 judgment and sought to have the entire case dismissed.
On June 5, the judge came back with his decision and sided with the media company by dismissing The Game’s case.
The court order states that Viacom’s decision to cast Rainey as a cast member was an exercise of their free speech rights.
As a result, the judge threw out the case and denied the rapper the chance to amend his complaint.