An actress is suing rapper Snoop Dogg and musical network MTV, claiming she was made to appear as if involved in a sexual act on the star's TV show.
Snoop Dogg has embarked on an acting and producing career
Doris Burns is seeking unspecified damages after appearing on comedy show Doggy Fizzle Televizzle in August.
She refused to pretend to have nude sexual relations with an actor but the image was blurred to make it appear as if she had, the actress said.
A spokeswoman for MTV said it did not comment on pending legal action.
The lawsuit against Snoop Dogg - real name Calvin Broadus - and MTV was filed in Los Angeles on Friday, citing breach of contract, fraud, invasion of privacy and defamation.
Ms Burns said the show's makers had asked her to simulate a sexual act and she had refused, although she did agree to sit on the bed in underwear and hold the actor's hand.
The rapper, who became a huge star in the US for his 1993 album Doggystyle, has in recent years become an actor and movie producer.
He appeared as a crippled drug dealer in the Oscar-winning film Training Day, and has also appeared in the comedy The Wash, which also featured fellow rap star Dr Dre.