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The Game Ordered To Pay Former Nanny $200K For Instagram Comments
Rapper The Game has been ordered to pay $200,627 to a woman who said he spread lies about her via social media after she nannied for him. Jayceon Terrell Taylor, better known as The Game, was ordered by L.A. Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff to pay Karen Monroe $200,627 for defamation and emotional distress, City News Service reports. Monroe, who had once worked for The Game as a nanny to his children, filed a suit against the rapper in July of 2013 after she said he talked ill of her on social media, thus putting her career in jeopardy and causing her emotional distress.
Monroe said that The Game used his Instagram to post a photo of her, calling her a "very dangerous babysitter." In his post, he accused her of yelling at his kids, lying, stealing and having sex in his daughter's room and leaving a used condom behind. He also alleged that she had moved away from her home in Northern California to Los Angeles as a means of escaping her past, in which she "inappropriately touched children."
Monroe said that The Game's rant was damaging to her career, and that she was fired from her job nannying for singer Kelis. She said she also received numerous death threats and hateful messages on her own social media accounts from people who had seen The Game's post, and that it was going to be difficult for her to get another "celebrity nanny" gig after the damage done to her reputation. She ended up seeking professional help for depression after the ordeal.
The Game did not respond to Monroe's lawsuit, prompting her lawyer, Manu Elloie, to motion for a default judgement.
It's not a great week for The Game. He's set to be arraigned this week on one misdemeanor count of assault and battery and one felony charge of making a criminal threat. These charges stem from an incident in March where The Game allegedly threatened and struck an off-duty police officer at Hollywood High. If convicted, he could face up to three years behind bars.