The Game Must Pay Accuser $7 Million After Losing Appeal In Sexual Assault Case
The Game is still ordered to pay a $7.1 million judgement after his attempt at a new trial in his sexual battery case was denied by an Illinois court on Thursday (Oct. 17). The Seventh Circuit Court upheld the lower court’s decision to deny the rapper’s attempt at having a trial continuance.
The 39-year-old rapper is accused of sexually assaulting Priscilla Rainey, a former contest on his VH1 reality dating show, She’s Got Game, during an “off-camera date” at a Chicago sports bar in May 2015. Rainey won her lawsuit in 2016.
U.S. Circuit Judge Diane Sykes called The Game’s behavior, “deeply reprehensible,” and outlined details of the sexual assault in a 19-page memo.
Rainey claims that the Grammy-nominated recording artist, whose birth name is Jayceon Taylor, was high on drugs during the incident where he “forcefully” reached inside her skirt and rubbed her private parts, and buttocks. Three days later, Rainey confronted The Game while they were on a tour bus “with other cast members, and a film crew caught the entire exchange on camera.” A “heated exchange ensued” between the two, and The Game threatened Rainey and told her to get off of the bus. She instead shared the details of the assault with the film crew.
Rainey sued for sexual battery in 2015. The Game responded by launching numerous public insults, and accusing her of suing because she was upset about being eliminated from the show.
Rainey won the lawsuit after The Game failed to show up to court during the trial, and his attempts to delay the proceedings were unsuccessful. The Game also lost a $20 million lawsuit that he filed against Viacom.