A rapper who allegedly was threatened with a gun and beaten by The Game during a Hollywood Hills party in 2012 suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result, a psychologist testified this week. Luis Zapata told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Suzanne Bruguera that although plaintiff Glocc 40 also is an actor, the singer’s demeanor during therapy indicated he was being forthright.
“He was crying, weeping, open, serious and hyper-vigilant, things you cannot fake during the interview,” Zapata said.
The psychologist said Glocc 40’s race also played a factor in forming his opinions about the rapper.
“It’s very difficult for African-Americans to cry during therapy,” Zapata said, saying those emotions made him all the more convinced that Glocc 40 was being honest.
The 40-year-old plaintiff, whose real name is Lawrence White, sued The Game in October 2012. Bruguera is hearing the non-jury trial of his lawsuit. Glocc 40 testified last week he was leaving the party on July 7, 2012, when he heard someone say, “Turn up.” He said he turned around and saw The Game, whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor.
The Game, a Grammy nominee and prominent member of the West Coast hip hop scene, produced a handgun, Glocc 40 said. No shots were fired, but The Game and about 10 men with the defendant chased him down and began punching him, Glocc 40 said. His suit alleges The Game recorded part of the fight and later posted two videos on the Internet.
Glocc 40 testified he received medical treatment for injuries to his face, hands and legs in addition to psychological therapy. The Game, 35, was not present in court, but was scheduled to resume his testimony Wednesday. He has admitted he is a Compton gang member, that he did not like Glocc 40 and that he posted messages critical of the plaintiff on Twitter after the confrontation. He said he did not have a gun and does not currently own one.
The Game’s lawyer, Lonnie Brandon, maintains Glocc 40 is a member of a Colton street gang.