Dr. Dre lawsuit likely going to trial

Oct. 27, 2007 at 5:33 PM
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DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- A Michigan judge did not rule this week on a motion to dismiss a privacy invasion suit against rapper Dr. Dre, meaning the case could make it to trial.

The Detroit Free Press reported Saturday that Wayne County Circuit Judge John A. Murphy intended to let the case proceed before he rules on the motion within the next few weeks.

Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Romell Young, is being sued by three former City of Detroit employees over a videotaped conversation they had in 2000.

The three plaintiffs allege that were videotaped having a private conversation during the rapper's 2000 performance at Detroit's Joe Louis Arena.

The trio, whose conversation ultimately appeared on one of the rapper's DVDs, had been on-site to ask the concert's promoters not to show a video that included nudity during the concert.

Young's lawyers have argued that the video cameras were in plain sight during filming and therefore the trio's privacy was not legally invaded, while the plaintiffs have alleged the cameras were hidden at the time.

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