Compton rapper The Game was ordered by a federal jury on Monday to pay $7.13 million to the woman who accused him of sexual assault, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Priscilla Rainey sued the rapper, who’s real name is Jayceon Taylor, for $10 million last year, claiming that he inappropriately touched her while she was a contestant on his VH1 reality show “She’s Got Game.”
According to the Associated Press, Taylor’s lawyers are “exploring legal options,” and plan to appeal the decision.
While shooting the show last May, Rainey said Taylor conspired with producers to manipulate her into attending a date with him at an Illinois sports bar for the show, and he was “out of control” on drugs and alcohol. According to the lawsuit, Taylor allegedly sexually assaulted her multiply times by “forcefully reaching his hand inside her dress to rub her bare vagina and buttocks.”
Taylor previously denied Rainey’s accusations in a lengthy and expletive-laced Instagram post in February.
“Let’s get one thing very CLEAR: that thirsty Gatorade mascot of a transvestite WILL NEVER see $10,000,000 or anything close 2 a penny of my money,” he wrote, going on to say that Rainey “has a history of theft, fraud, prostitution arrests & a lot of other ‘Tranny Panty’ activity in her past that makes this false claim irrelevant.”
“Every girl on that show will tell u I never touched this chick or ever desired to be anywhere near her,” he wrote. “She got kicked off the show & as a result she filed this lame lawsuit which was probably her intentions before the show was ever even started.”