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2/5/2005 9:21:20 AM
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To refute rape allegations against him, Snoop Dogg went to the King Friday--Larry King.
Snoop, whose real name is Calvin Broadus, laid out his version of events that are set to play out in court over the coming months in dueling lawsuits between him and a woman who claims she was sexually assaulted by the rapper and his entourage.
On Monday, Kylie Bell, an Emmy-winning makeup artist, filed a lawsuit against Snoop, claiming the rapper and his posse, fueled by drugs and booze, raped her following a 2003 taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where Snoop was a guest host.
She also named ABC, Disney and Kimmel's show in her suit, claiming they all helped promote the "party atmosphere" backstage at the ABC late-night talkfest.
Bell, who was under Snoop's employ to apply and remove his makeup during his multi-day guest-hosting gig, is seeking $25 million in damages--$5 million on allegations of sexual assault, rape, negligence and emotional distress, and $20 million in punitive damages.
Snoop had fired a preemptive strike in December, launching a suit of his own accusing Bell of extortion. Snoop claimed Bell and her attorneys had demanded $5 million from him to stay quiet about the alleged assault.
Bell filed her suit after out-of-court negotiations with Snoop and ABC parent Disney broke down. Snoop and ABC had also apparently paid Bell's living expenses for a while, per reports, plus an unspecified amount of money before she went to court.
But Snoop said Friday that the payments have now stopped, and he attempted to take the sting out of Bell's version of events during his appearance on CNN's Larry King Live. <
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