LOS ANGELES (CN) – Snoop Dog’s former bodyguards have sued the rapper for $3 million, claiming he overworked and underpaid them.
Torrey Mitchell, Donnel Murray and Ryan Turk sued Beach City Music, accounting firm Gerber & Co., their supervisor Al Gittens and Snoop Dog, (Calvin Broadus), in a Superior Court complaint alleging violations of California labor laws.
The plaintiffs say they were fired in early 2014 after complaining to the rapper about their working conditions.
In addition to their security duties, the plaintiffs say they ran errands for Snoop Dog and his family and transported the rapper to “recording studios, clubs, concerts, red carpet affairs, and his separate apartment used for entertaining his many female acquaintances.”
If Snoop Dog was touring, Mitchell, Murray and Turk would get by on less than three hours of sleep at a time, according to the 17-page complaint.
The defendants did not keep records of the hours the bodyguards worked, according to the complaint.
Instead, Snoop paid the plaintiffs $300 a day while on tour, and at other times $25 per hour plus an overtime rate of $37.50 per hour after 12 straight hours of work, they claim. Under state law, workers should be paid overtime after eight hours of work.
“Defendants did not pay plaintiffs double time at any point during plaintiffs’ employment,” the lawsuit states.
The bodyguards claim they were also deprived of morning, lunch and afternoon breaks.
“In January of 2014, after innumerable complaints made to Al Gittens, Snoop Dogg, and the remaining defendants regarding unpaid overtime and numerous labor code violations, defendants summarily terminated all plaintiffs’ employment,” the lawsuit states.
The bodyguards are represented by Marcus Lee of Peter Law Group of Beverly Hills.
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