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The Game Faces Arrest in Continuing Fallout from 2016 Sexual Assault Civil Case

Rapper The Game has a warrant out for his arrest due to not appearing in court, TMZ reported.

The Compton artist failed to show up to court on Oct. 1 for a sexual assault case filed by Priscilla Rainey, a contestant from his VH1 reality show “She’s Got Game.”

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Rapper The Game attends Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Lakers preseason basketball game at Staples Center October 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork S. Djansezian/Getty Images)

In 2016, the rapper was ordered to pay Rainey $7.1 million after she successfully sued him for allegedly assaulting her off camera. The court ordered Game to hand over his financial records to pursuant to Rainey’s collection of her judgment, but the musician has dragged his feet in complying.

After the Game failed to appear in an Illinois federal court Monday, U.S. District Judge Gary Feinerman gave him 48 hours to hand over legal documents, including his financial records, and appear in court. The Illinois District Court subsequently issued a bench warrant for the rapper, who was scheduled to perform Friday in Portland, Oregon, with Nick Cannon’s Wild ‘N Out Live tour. There is a possibility U.S. Marshals could take The Game into custody at his concert.

In May 2017, The Game sued Viacom for $20 million and noted that the company should be held liable for paying Rainey the $7.1 million for her sexual assault claim. He added that Viacom was responsible for casting Rainey despite knowing her criminal history and background with mental illness. However, the judge sided with Viacom and threw out the rapper’s case.

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