Rapper The Game is facing arrest after allegedly trying to skip a court appearance in his sexual assault case.
The rapper, real name Jayceon Taylor, was successfully sued in 2016 by Priscilla Rainey, a contestant on his U.S. reality dating series “She’s Got Game”, after she claimed he assaulted her while filming a scene in a Los Angeles bar.
In August, Judge Gary Feinerman denied The Game’s motion for a new trial and ordered the verdict and a $7 million (GBP5.4 million) judgement to stand, explaining the jury’s decision was well-supported by the evidence, witnesses and Rainey’s own testimony.
Rainey is now attempting to obtain the money she is owed, and she filed court documents last month, claiming the “Dreams” hitmaker is more than capable of paying her but has yet to give her anything.
According to The Blast, The Game was due in court this week, ends October 05, but filed papers stating he could not appear because he was obligated to appear on U.S. TV show “Nick Cannon Presents: Wild ‘N Out” live. He also sought permission to have his lawyer represent him at the hearing.
However, the judge in the ongoing case has found him in contempt of court and has issued a warrant for his arrest. The warrant has been stayed until Friday, October 05.
Meanwhile, the hip hop star has also been ordered to turn over his financial documents to Rainey. She insists she has yet to see the paperwork, but he states he is working to get the information to her.