LOS ANGELES (CN) – A babysitter received death threats after the rap singer known as “The Game” defamed her by Tweeting that she lied, stole and touched children inappropriately, the woman claims in court.
Karen Monroe sued Jayceon Terrell Taylor in Superior Court.
Taylor is a “popular hip-hop recording artist who goes by the name, ‘The Game,” according to the complaint.
He also “goes by the aliases @Thegame (a.k.a. Handsome Ass Nigga) on Twitter, and The Game on Instagram (a.k.a. Handsomemurderer),” the complaint states.
Monroe claims that after Taylor hired her to take care of his son and daughter, he defamed her on Twitter and Instagram, though she had done nothing wrong.
“On or about June 20, 2013, defendant via his posted [sic] defamatory content of or concerning the plaintiff on his Instagram (The Game) and Twitter (@Thegame) accounts, where he stated that plaintiff had been fired by him for lying, stealing, screaming at his children, mistreating other children, doing very inappropriate and unbecoming things of a babysitter, neglecting Knight Jones, having sex with her boyfriend and leaving a used condom with the wrapper in defendant’s daughter’s room, smoking and drinking around children, leaving children unattended, inappropriately touching children, abusing children, and that plaintiff fled Northern California to escape from her past of inappropriately touching children. To ensue that plaintiff was appropriately identified as the target of defendant’s defamatory rant, defendant identified plaintiff by her name, attached a picture of her on his Instagram account with the caption ‘Beware if this person is watching your children, she is a very dangerous baby sitter,’ and listed plaintiff’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. It was evident to everybody who read defendant’s defamatory comments that he was referring to plaintiff,” the complaint states.
Monroe claims that millions of people saw Taylor’s defamatory comments on his social media accounts or on entertainment websites.
“On the basis of defendant’s aforementioned publications, numerous individuals have decided to send plaintiff death threats, ridicule her, accuse her of crimes, express their hatred for her, harass her, and hold her out for scorn and contempt,” the complaint states.
Monroe claims Taylor’s false accusations “permanently damaged” her personal and professional reputations, and caused “shame, mortification, death threats, depression … hatred in the public eye and injury to her feelings.”
She seeks punitive damages for defamation, libel, infliction of emotional distress and invasion of privacy.
She is represented by Manu J. Elloie.
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