Snoop Dogg was dealing with a sexual assault case against him. The rapper’s lawyers believe the statute of limitations has expired on the case.
According to AllHipHop, which obtained the court information, Snoop is seeking the partial dismissal of the case because the victim in question failed to initiate legal proceedings at the right time. Jane Doe took her and Bishop Don “Magic” Juan to court on sexual assault charges in a lawsuit filed earlier this year. The incident he claims happened in 2013.
The woman said she woke up when ex-pimp Bishop Don “Magic” Juan put his “flabby” penis in his closed mouth. Later, she went to a studio with Snoop Dogg.
Jane Doe also claimed that Snoop forced her to blowjob in the bathroom. The woman added that she had to do this because she was afraid of losing her life. The woman waited until 2022 to open the case.
She did it after the famous rapper’s name was revealed for his Super Bowl Halftime Performance.
Snoop Dogg ‘s Lawyers Speak
“Plaintiff was required to bring her state law claims no later than one or two years (depending on the claim) after the alleged conduct,”. The rapper’s attorneys argue.
“Because she waited nearly nine years to bring her claims, they are time-barred. The Court should therefore dismiss the state law claims as untimely or, in the alternative, decline to exercise its supplemental jurisdiction.”
Lawyers argue that California’s new statute of limitations cannot be applied retroactively, for an event that allegedly occurred in 2013.
“Under California Code of Civil Procedure § 340.16, which was added in 2018 and made effective January 1, 2019. The statute of limitations for a sexual assault claim filed after January 1, 2019 is ten years,”. Snoop Dogg’s attorneys note.
“Under California law, however, if a claim has already lapsed under an existing statute of limitations, the claim is not revived by the new statute of limitations absent an express statement from the California Legislature.”