A man suing
Richard Monroe Jr., who stands 6 feet, 3 inches and weighs nearly 300 pounds, claims he was beaten severely after hopping onstage and placing his hand on Snoop’s shoulder.
Monroe, who is suing the rapper for $22 million in damages and punitive penalties, said he thought he was answering a call to party onstage, but the rapper hit him with a brass-knuckle microphone instead. Monroe claims the security detail then attacked him.
“I was getting punched, kicked, kicked, punched,” Monroe told jurors. “It was brutal. I was really in shock. I couldn’t believe it.
Calvin “Snoop Dogg” Broadus sat a few feet away as Monroe described waking up naked, robbed and in a pool of blood.
Videotape of the incident was also shown to the jurors. Broadus’ attorneys said it doesn’t show the blow to the back of the head that Monroe describes.
“Mr. Broadus thought he was being attacked,” attorney Hayes Michel said, telling jurors the rapper’s security reacted quickly because Monroe was struggling. The plaintiff denies the claim.
“I was having fun,” he told jurors. “I was excited. Snoop was in the house.”
Michel said Monroe’s descriptions were exaggerated and that Monroe’s story and injuries have changed many times.
The trial is expected to last at least a week.