The Game has been ordered to pay Viacom $32,000 to cover the company’s legal bills from the $20 million lawsuit the rapper lost earlier this year.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the judge granted Viacom’s motion for attorney fees and ordered The Game to pay a total of $32,528.80. The company had been seeking a little over $35k, so Game got off a little easy.
As The Blast first reported, Viacom had demanded he cover their legal bill after they successfully got his $20 million lawsuit dismissed in June.
Last year, The Game sued Viacom for $20 million demanding they be held liable for the $7.1 million judgment he was hit with by a cast member on his VH1 show.
The rapper was hit with the judgment after Priscilla Rainey won her lawsuit against him, where she accused him of sexual assault during the filming of the reality dating show.
The Game argued Viacom should cover the bill due to them casting 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.