Did Jimmy Kimmel Live & ABC Pay Hush Money to Female Victim Who Alleged Snoop Dogg Gang Rape & Assault?
We harken back a few years to 2003 and a little-known case where an Emmy award-winning makeup artist working for Jimmy Kimmel alleged she was gangraped by Snoop Dogg and his posse on the set of the ABC late night show.
Kylie Bell also alleged she was beaten by one of Snoop’s thugs after the sexual assaults.
But buried in legal filings and the interviews it appears ABC and the Kimmel show paid Bell for living expenses in an attempt to keep her quiet about the incident, according to her account of the aftermath. Once those payments ceased, the award-winning makeup artist filed a $25 million dollar suit.
Snoop Dogg was also apparently paying her a stipend before the lawsuit was filed.
The case was eventually settled before trial.
The Smoking Gun Reports (1/31/05):
Weeks after Snoop Dogg filed a preemptive lawsuit claiming he was the target of an extortion scheme hatched by a woman claiming to have been sexually assaulted by the rapper and his posse, the alleged victim, an Emmy Award-winning makeup artist, has responded with her own blistering legal complaint.
According to the complaint, after Bell, 36, was drugged, she was sexually assaulted by Broadus and four cronies. In addition to the rapper, Bell, who is seeking $25 million in combined damages, has named ABC, Kimmel’s show, and the Walt Disney Company as defendants. She alleges that the network is partly liable for the attacks because, during the week Broadus co-hosted the Kimmel program, his dressing room was stocked with ‘large quantities’ of champagne and marijuana (Bell also claims to have seen Broadus ‘snorting cocaine powder’ on the final night of his Kimmel gig, which came during the show’s first week on ABC).
The morning after the incident, Bell claims that she told family members about the sexual assault, but was advised not to make a police report due to Broadus’s supposed street gang affiliation. Four months later, according to the complaint, Bell contacted the Kimmel program ‘and told them that she had been sexually assaulted at the show’ and was contacting the police. In short order, Bell claims, she began having her living expenses paid through an ABC investment subsidiary. After those network payouts ceased, Broadus began paying Bell’s expenses while the rapper’s lawyers opened negotiations with the woman’s attorneys.[contentcards url=”http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/celebrity/snoop-accused-sex-assault” target=”_blank”]