A judge has dismissed a defamation lawsuit filed in North Carolina against Compton rap star The Game.
The lawsuit stemmed from an incident in October of 2005 at Four Seasons Towne Center in Greensboro.
Members of the rapper’s entourage were filming The Game walking through the mall donning a Halloween mask, preparing for an appearance at Winston-Salem State University.
Security guards approached his entourage and ordered them to stop filming, per mall policy. I n the ensuing fracas, The Game was pepper sprayed and arrested.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The scuffle was videotaped by fans and widely circulated on the Internet.
The Game himself used the footage on his controversial DVD Stop Snitching/Stop Lying.
“They thought I was Rodney King,” Game said. “I would play the racial card but we’ve done that too much. I’m here for the concert and signing a little girl’s autograph got me arrested.”
In 2006, five Greensboro police officers seen in the footage filed a defamation of character lawsuit against the rapper, claiming he illegally used one of the officers images during the marketing of the DVD.
The original lawsuit was dismissed in 2008 but the officers appealed their case, which was again dismissed yesterday (October 20).