Snoop Dogg says in documents filed Thursday in Los Angeles federal court that a sexual assault lawsuit against him is a “thinly veiled attempt” to extort money from him.
His legal team claims that the lawsuit, which was filed four days before Snoop performed on February 13 at the Super Bowl, was legally flawed in a variety of ways, including that it was filed years too late, Billboard reports, citing California’s statute of limitations for such accusations.
Snoop’s attorney, Jennifer L. Keller, wrote that the accuser filed the lawsuit to stop her client “from continuing to assert her false claims publicly.”
“Nothing remotely resembling plaintiff’s story about defendant Calvin Broadus ever happened,” Keller continued, using the rapper’s legal name. “He vehemently denies ever engaging in any sex act with plaintiff or assaulting or battering her.”