It adds: “The superseding causes of his purported damages include, most obviously, his alleged sexual battery of Rainey, as well as her filing of a civil lawsuit against him, his failure to appear for trial, and the jury’s decision to credit her testimony and award her .1 million.
Each is an independent event that breaks any purported chain of causation”.
Priscilla Rainey, a contestant on dating show ‘She’s Got Game’, said that during a date with the rapper – which she believed to be part of the contest, although it wasn’t – Taylor became “intoxicated” and “out of control” and inappropriately touched her buttocks and genital area several times.
She successfully sued over the incident and was awarded .1 million in damages last November.
“He is now seeking to shift the burden of his damages to Viacom through a misdirected legal action that is totally without merit.
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In the suit, the rapper — real name: Jayceon Terrell Taylor — says that Priscilla Rainey was allowed on the show despite a doctor cautioning about her volatile past.
In a somewhat optimistic lawsuit, Taylor then sought to pass on the cost of those damages to VH1, and then some.
In a million lawsuit filed earlier this year, the rapper – who continues to deny the sexual assault claims – argued that the broadcaster was liable for his legal battle with Rainey, because they had cast her in the reality show despite a doctor who vetted all potential contestants cautioning producers that “in moments of jealousy, [her] normal composure dissolves, leaving her to acting out of control”.
Last month, rumors sparked that Game and Apryl might be an item after the rapper Snapchatted footage of Apryl and some of her friends casually partying at a home on ‘Taco Tuesday’.
If you think your dating life is complicated, perhaps The Game can provide some perspective with a new lawsuit he’s filed against Viacom.
The suit says that Rainey initially passed a psychological examination, but afterward the doctor who performed the examination “was presented with various court documents, including several arrest reports involving Rainey” that revealed “a long and violent criminal history, including multiple felony arrests for aggravated battery.” In one instance, the suit says, Rainey “apparently flew into a violent rage over her then-boyfriend’s alleged involvement with another woman.