Multi-platinum rapper Game
has been hit with assault charges as well as a $280 million dollar civil lawsuit,
stemming from an incident at a Maryland radio station in January.
Prosecutors in Prince Georges
County, Maryland have formally filed assault and battery charges against Game,
born, Jaceyon Taylor, after a now-infamous incident in which the rapper allegedly
assaulted radio host DJ Zxulu, formerly of 93.9 WKYS-FM in Washington, D.C.
on January 21st, 2005.
Another man has
come foward claiming that he was assaulted as well. Kwasi Jones lawsuit alleges
that in addition to the assault of the on air-personality, a group of 20 men
accosted him and assaulted him in the radio station.
G-Unit, Shady Records and
Aftermath Entertainment are named in the lawsuit as well, since Game is an artist
on 50 Cents label, which is distributed by companies owned by Eminem and Dr.
Jones also claims the record
labels were negligent for issuing a remix to “Hate It or Leave It,” which originally
appeared on The Game’s album The Documentary.
On the remix to
Hate It or Leave It featuring 50 Cent Game rapped: Im raps MVP/Dont make
me remind yall what happened in D.C.
"I’m still trying to get over the situation and the song doesn’t help,"
Jones told Celebrity Justice.
“This is my public apology,
Game told BET when the video premiered on BET.
To all the people at Radio
1, I’m being sincere; we’re sorry about what happened in D.C. It’ll never happen
Radio 1 pulled Game’s record,
but the ban was later lifted.
Jones alleges assault and
battery, emotional distress and negligence. Representatives for Game had no