Judge Dismisses Gangsta Rap Lawsuit

From Associated Press

A federal judge threw out a $70-million lawsuit filed by a crusader against gangsta rap who claimed that lawyers for two record labels tried to drive her to emotional and financial ruin.

C. DeLores Tucker and her husband sued in 1999, claiming that she was the victim of malicious prosecution because of her campaign against gangsta rap.

A Tucker lawyer said the ruling by U.S. District Judge Robert Takasugi dismissing her lawsuit would be appealed. A Death Row Records lawyer declined to comment.