Snoop's 'Girls Gone Wild' Go to Court
The hip-hop star (real name: Calvin Broadus), 31, allegedly offered a 17-year-old girl and her 18-year-old friend marijuana and Ecstasy to bare all for his camera during Mardi Gras in New Orleans last February, says Bay County, Fla., sheriff's investigator Faith Bell.
Bell makes the accusation in a sworn statement obtained the Smoking Gun Web site, filed as part of the ongoing criminal prosecution against "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joseph Francis.
Francis is currently facing charges that he and his crew knowingly videotaped underage girls naked, possessed drugs like cocaine and Hydrocodone, and promoted prostitution while filming this spring in Panama City, according to the Smoking Gun.
The Snoop connection apparently occurred because officials are looking to show that Francis's company had a pattern of involving minors in its productions.
Jaime Capdeboscq, who was 17 when filmed topless, has filed a federal lawsuit against Snoop, Francis and "Girls Gone Wild" claiming improper use of her image. Her image reportedly adorns the cover of the "Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style" DVD and video, not to mention TV and Internet ads for the production.
Snoop claimed in his own court filing that the women in the video voluntarily exposed themselves and "voluntarily consumed alcohol and other intoxicants" during the filming.
Regarding his decision to release his own "Girls Gone Wild" tape, Snoop told Newsweek: "Somebody gotta make (porn videos). ... You can't blame a Negro for getting paid, can you?" He has also said that he hopes to expand the genre's appeal so that "Girls Gone Wild" will include more women of color.
"If you notice, there hasn't been no girls of (ethnicity) at all on none of those tapes," he told the Associated Press. "No black girls, no Spanish girls ... all white girls, and that ain't cool, because white girls ain't the only hos that get wild."