A Lebanese promoter has filed a suit against Snoop Dogg, claiming he owes him money for a Middle East tour and damaging his reputation for smoking what appeared to be marijuana at a Beirut bar.
According to Courthouse News Service, Roger Kalaouz and Associates filed the suit against the rapper, Doggy Style Music and its president, Ted Chung. He says that his company promoted his first concert in the Middle East, which occurred on August 20, 2009, and spent $800,00 to publicize the event.
Snoop later released a video of the concert that featured footage of him smoking what resembled marijuana, which is illegal in Beirut. As a result, “KA’s longstanding reputation as one of Lebanon’s premier entertainment promoters has been severely damaged. RKA has been subjected to scrutiny and accusations due to the actions of Snoop Dogg and DSM directly arising from activities to which RKA was not a party.”
Also in the suit it claims that Snoop refused to pay consulting fees for a show in Abu Dhabi. Kalaouz is seeking damages for “breach of contract, fraud, concealment, conspiracy and false promise, unfair competition, and intentional interference with prospective economic advantage.”