Three former bodyguards of Rapper Snoop Dogg have filed a lawsuit claiming they have been underpaid and overworked for years according to Courthouse News.
The hip-hop star’s former security employees, Torrey Mitchell, Donnel Murray, and Ryan Turk, filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday claiming that they were fired earlier this year after complaining about their working conditions.
In the legal documents, the men accuse Snoop of evading California laws which require employers to pay overtime after the mandated eight hours of work.
It’s alleged that Snoop paid the plaintiffs $300 a day while on tour, and at other times $25 per hour plus an overtime rate of $37.50 per hour after 12 straight hours of work, they claim.
The trio also claim they could only sleep for three hours a day while Snoop was on tour and were not given proper breaks. In addition they say that records of their hours worked were never kept.
The plaintiffs are also name their supervisor, Al Gittens, security firm Gerber & Co. and Beach City Music, in the lawsuit, and also accused the rapper of making them run errands for him and his family, including driving to “recording studios, clubs, concerts, red carpet affairs, and his separate apartment used for entertaining his many female acquaintances”.
Mitchell, Murray and Turk are seeking $3 million, including overdue wages, general, compensatory and punitive damages, plus all legal fees.