Rapper The Game has been slapped with a defamation lawsuit from a former babysitter after allegedly damaging her reputation by lashing out at her online.
Karen Monroe claims the Dreams hitmaker, real name Jayceon Taylor, took aim at her in a series of posts online last month (Jun13), when he is said to have shared a photo of the childcare assistant and warned his followers against employing her.
He reportedly went on to list his reasons for dismissing her, adding in one message, "She was Busted having sex with her then boyfriend and leaving a used condom & the wrapper in my daughter's room!!!"
Now Monroe, who also worked for hip-hop star Nas, is taking legal action amid claims she lost work as a result of The Game's attack and received death threats and insults from his Instagram.com followers.
In legal papers filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (24Jul13) her lawyer states: "(The Game) stated that Plaintiff had been fired by him for lying, stealing, screaming at his children, mistreating other children, doing very inappropriate and unbecoming things of a babysitter...
"To ensure that Plaintiff was appropriately identified as the target of Defendants defamatory rant, Defendant identified Plaintiff by her name, attached a picture of her on his Instagram account with the caption 'Beware if this person is watching your children, she is a very dangerous baby sitter', and listed Plaintiff's Twitter and Instagram accounts."
Monroe is seeking unspecified damages, according to The Hollywood Reporter.