The Doggfather is being dragged into a legal catfight.
Snoop Dogg and MTV are facing a lawsuit from an actress who recently appeared on the rapper's Doggy Fizzle Televizzle.
Doris Burns claims she has suffered emotional and physical distress as a direct result of her appearance on MTV's irreverent sketch comedy show. The onetime extra says that her stint on Doggy Fizzle Televizzle was unfairly edited to make it look like she was naked and having sex during a scene on the show.
Per the suit, which was filed Friday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Burns was to be part of a bedroom scene about a husband and wife about to have sex. But she says she only agreed to appear when show officials promised her that she would be "wearing pajamas or comparable attire." She says that she shot the scene sitting next to the actor who was playing her husband and held his hand.
But the final cut has got Burns howling. Her lawsuit claims producers blurred her torso and hand to make "the scene look like plaintiff was nude and playing with her husband's genitals," something she says she specifically told them she refused to do.
In the end, after watching the program with her shocked 10-year-old son, Burns was suing mad. She has slapped with network and the rapper with charges of fraud, defamation, breach of contract and invasion of privacy, among other claims, and is seeking unspecified damages.
MTV reps said they cannot comment on pending litigation, and Snoop Dog could not immediately be reached for comment.
But the Doggy Fizzle lawsuit isn't the only legal mess dogging the Snoop camp.
His mom recently sued imprisoned hip-hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight for slander over a song he produced that was featured in the Miramax flick Dysfunktional Family.
The lyrics to "Tha Row (Y'All Hoes)" claim Knight was sleeping with Beverly Broadus Green, Snoop's mom, as well as Maria Arnaud Watkins, the aunt of Snoop's mother's husband, rapper Delmar "Daz" Dillinger. Both Green and Watkins are plaintiffs in the lawsuit and claim the song was payback for a feud between Knight and Dillinger.
"These plaintiffs are totally innocent victims being tormented as a means to force Daz Dillinger and Snoop Dogg to suffer personal anguish and to take retaliatory action," reads the lawsuit. "This is the same type of feud that led to...Tupac Shakur and Christopher 'Biggie Small' Wallace's [deaths]."
Green and Watkins are seeking temporary restraining orders, agents to protect them from alleged threats resulting from the suit, general and punitive damages, past and future lost earnings and attorneys fees.
Reps for Knight's Tha Row Records could not be reached for comment.
Meanwhile, Doggy Fizzle Televizzle continues to air Sunday nights at 10 p.m. on MTV.