The Game Loses Record Label And Final Album Profits To Sexual Assault Accuser
The record label of American rapper The Game and all profits from the sale of his last album “Born 2 Rap” has been seized by a judge in a $7 million sexual assault case.
Priscilla Rainey who accused the Game of sexual assault in 2015 has been award has granted “any and all rights, title, and interest” in any money, property or future payments due to the rapper’s independent label, LA Prolific, AllHipHop reports.
In 2015, Priscilla Rainey appeared on The Game’s reality dating show “She’s Got Game”. She accused the Game of sexually assaulting her during an “off-camera date” at a Chicago sports bar in May of that year.
According to Rainey, the Game whose birth name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor lifted her skirt and repeatedly groped her while under the influence.
In November 2016, a jury awarded Rainey $1.13 million in compensatory damages and another $6 million in punitive damages after the Game failed to appear in court. The rapper lost his appeal for a new trial in 2019 after the judge pointed at his online attacks at Rainey and for not taking the “the litigation seriously”.
Last year, during a stage performance, the rapper addressed the crowd on how he felt about having to pay $7.1 million:
“Everybody got something to say, this, that, I don’t give a f**k about none of that,” he said.
“I been The Game my whole career, I ain’t deterred. I been shot at, stabbed, fought, n**gas suing me. Today I read on the internet they said I lost seven million. Sh*t, what Imma do now? Is Popeyes hiring?! Seven million, he must be broke! In this mothaf**kin Burberry tracksuit? Who give a f**k about that. F**k a b**ch that’s suing.”
A check on Priscilla Rainey’s Instagram page revealed that the Game has not paid the money. Rainey posted a picture in which she held some bundles of cash against the dashboard of a Porsche car to which someone commented that it was the Game’s money, however, in her response, Rainey said she “didn’t get a penny from that molester”.
AllHipHop notes that “Rainey is now the owner of now Born 2 Rap, the royalties from the record, and even any salary Game may have been paying himself through LA Prolific.” Third parties that have or plan to send any “money or property” to The Game are reportedly ordered to make their checks payable to Rainey until the judgment has been paid.