The Game Granted Bid for New Trial in Sexual Assault Case of ‘She Got Game’ Contestant
The Game will get his day in court after all. A Federal judge has granted the Compton rhymer’s request for a new trial and a reduced monetary judgment in his ongoing sexual assault case.
According to BOSSIP, Illinois Federal Court Judge Gary Feinerman filed documents last week to allow Game to have a new trial and lower the $7.1 million in damages a jury awarded his accuser, Priscilla Rainey.
As we previously reported, Game was found liable for damages done to Ms. Rainey who was a contestant on the VH1 reality series, She Got Game. The 29-year-old model claimed in her suit that during her time on the show, Game sexual assaulted her on several occasions, including rubbing on her “bare vagina and buttocks.” A jury sided with Rainey and awarded her $6 million in punitive damages and $1 million in compensatory damages.
Game's attorney, Andrew Williams, believed the judgment was “monstrously excessive” and unfair to the rapper. He feels the evidence was “extremely prejudicial” against the "My Life" artist and claimed that there’s no evidence that the alleged groping was done with intentional malice.
The Game is due back in court at the end of the month to argue his case of why he should get a retrial and reduced judgment.