Snoop Dogg is a defendant in a civil trial that began on Friday (Apr. 24) in which he is accused of beating a man during a Seattle concert in 2005.
Plaintive in the case, Richard Monroe, Jr., contends that the rapper and members of his entourage severely beat and robbed him after he jumped on the stage as Snoop was performing.
During opening arguments on Friday Monroe’s attorney played a videotape of the incident for jurors. Monroe is seeking $22 million in damages and punitive penalties.
As for his transgression that lead to the beat down, Monroe claims he mistakenly believed the artist had encouraged audience members to join him on stage during a performance of Snoop’s hit song “Gin and Juice.”