Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Snoop Dogg Beats a case

SANTA MONICA, CA (AP) -- Snoop Dogg is off the hook in a case in which he was accused of beating up a fan who came on stage during a concert he did in 2005 near Seattle.

A jury in Santa Monica, California cleared him of civil assault and battery claims. The panel did find that the man, Richard Monroe Jr., suffered serious injuries during the concert and awarded him nearly a half-million dollars in damages. But those damages are to be paid by a record label, another performer and others involved in the concert.

Monroe had sought $22 million from Snoop and others in his lawsuit. But the jury found Snoop didn't personally owe Monroe anything.


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