Game To Pay Policemen $5 Million In Defamation Suit
Game’s been upsetting policemen again…
A North Carolina court has upheld a ruling stating that the rapper must pay five Greensboro policemen compensatory charges of $1 million a piece.
The charges stem from a suit that was filed by the policemen in 2006 against the rapper and Bungalo Records. The policemen claimed that they were slandered and their identities mis-used in Game’s Stop Snitchin’, Stop Lyin’ DVD. The DVD shows footage of the policemen arresting Game in October 2005 at Four Seasons Mall, where Game was supposed to perform. Instead, he was asked to leave for disturbing the peace, and arrested on charges of criminal trespassing, communicating threats and disorderly conduct.
The five policement claim that the footage is heavily edited on the DVD, making it seem as though Game was wrongfully arrested.
The policement have also filed for punitive damages, with charges in the region of $10 million, but the appeal court has ruled that a new trial must be arranged to deal with this charge.
Words by Fiona Guest