The Wrap initially detailed The Game missing out on his offer to request an upwards of $20 million from Viacom over harms originating from his appearance on She’s Got Game.
The game show like many others toyed with the idea of romance decided upon a rubric of questions and compatibility tests.
After the show aired, contestant Priscilla Rainey filed and won a lawsuit against The Game, claiming he was a physical aggressor in a case of “sexual assault.”
The Game countersued the deposition, filing the motion against Viacom, for not adequately running a background check on Priscilla Rainey before going par for the course.
The Game’s legal team presented a file on Rainey detailing “a long and violent criminal history, including multiple felony arrests for aggravated battery.” The court documents filed by Jayceon Taylor hold Viacom responsible for her behavior, and the subsequent action taking by both parties.
According to reports, federal court judge Dolly M. Gee has decide to throw away The Game’s counteraction, siding with Viacom in the process.
Her ruling reinforces the media conglomerate’s right to free speech concerning the ways they went about casting their contestants, including Rainey and The Game adjudged incorrect. The statements reads: “Viacom is correct.
Courts have held that the ‘creation of a television show,’ including the ‘writing, casting, and broadcasting’ of a television show, is an exercise of free speech.”
Viacom has reportedly accused The Game is trying to “shift the burden of the blame,” while steering clear of taking the side of either contestant in the legal matter, in spite of attempts at tarnishing their reputation.