The The Seventh Circuit Court in Illinois handed The Game a major loss on Thursday (Oct 17), as they ruled against the rapper, denying a retrial of a sexual battery lawsuit.
The 2015 lawsuit, was filed by Priscilla Rainey, a former contestant on The Game‘s VH1 show, She’s Got Game, and alleged that The Game “forcefully reached his hand inside [Rainey’s] dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks.” Rainey sought civil redress, filing a $10 million lawsuit against The Game.
The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, took his chances with a jury. At the end of the trial Rainey was awarded $7.1 million. As of 2018 The Game had not made arrangements to satisfy the judgement, failing to turn over financial documents to the court.
In July of this year, the presiding judge in the lawsuit ruled that The Game’s royalties could be seized until the $7.1 million judgement was paid. In a last ditch effort to remain financially solvent, The Game took his case to the Court of Appeals hoping to get a re-do of the trial. No go. The Court of Appeals ruled there was no need for a re-trial, with Judge Diane Sykes calling The Game’s behavior, “deeply reprehensible”. Oof! Unless he as another trick up his sleeve, The Game is stuck having to come out of pocket to the tune of $7 million. Time to process those bankruptcy papers.