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Snoop Dogg sued by former bodyguards

Snoop Dogg has been hit with a lawsuit from three former bodyguards who allege they were underpaid and overworked for years.

Snoop Dogg sued by former bodyguards

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Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion performs live for fans during the 2014 Big Day Out Festival at Metricon Stadium on January 19, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia.
Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion performs live for fans during the 2014 Big Day Out Festival at Metricon Stadium on January 19, 2014 on the Gold Coast, Australia. Getty Images

Snoop Dogg has been hit with a lawsuit from three former bodyguards who allege they were underpaid and overworked for years.

The "Drop it Like it's Hot" hitmaker's former security employees, Torrey Mitchell, Donnel Murray, and Ryan Turk, filed suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday claiming that they were fired earlier this year after complaining about their working conditions.

In the legal documents, the men accuse the hip-hop star of evading California laws which require employers to pay overtime after the mandated eight hours of work. In addition, the trio claim they could only sleep for three hours a day while Snoop was on tour, were not given proper breaks, while adding that records of their hours worked were never kept. Mitchell, Murray and Turk also name their supervisor, Al Gittens, security firm Gerber & Co. and Beach City Music, in the lawsuit, and also allege the rapper of making them run errands for him and his family, including driving to "recording studios, clubs, concerts, red carpet affairs, and his separate apartment used for entertaining his many female acquaintances". The plaintiffs are seeking $3 million, including overdue wages, general, compensatory and punitive damages, plus all legal fees.

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