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Police sue Afroman for ‘invasion of privacy’ after he uses raid footage in music videos

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Officers contend that the use of the raid footage has caused them ’emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation’

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Afroman is being used by police after he used home security footage of a raid on his Ohio property in his music videos.

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After police raided his Ohio property last September, the rapper and 2024 U.S. presidential candidate released a song, titled “Will You Help Me Repair My Door?”

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The police reportedly had a search warrant for suspicion of narcotics, drug trafficking and kidnapping, but left the home with a vape pen, some roaches and a jar of CBD flower. Police also seized about $5,600 in cash from a suit pocket.

Four deputies, two sergeants and a detective with the Adams County Sheriff’s Office have brought the suit against the 48-year-old, whose legal name is Joseph Foreman. The officers contend that the use of the raid footage has caused them “emotional distress, embarrassment, ridicule, loss of reputation and humiliation,” according to The Associated Press.

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The officers are now seeking all profits from the use of their images, including proceeds from songs, music videos and live event tickets, and are also demanding footage of them be removed from the internet.

Foreman was in Chicago at the time of the raid and the security footage shows police breaking through his front gate and door to enter the property. No charges were filed against Foreman and the seized cash was later returned, though it was reportedly $400 short.

A probe from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation later determined that deputies had miscounted the amount seized during the raid itself, according to AP.

On social media, Foreman responded to the suit in a series of posts, including noting that he hopes the officers “don’t feel any mental stress today like I did when you came to kill me in front of my kids.”

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In a separate post, Foreman released a statement from his attorney Anna Castellini. “We are waiting for public records requests from Adam’s county we still have not received. We are planning to counter sue for the unlawful raid, money being stolen, and for the undeniable damage this had on my clients family, career and property,” the post reads.

In December, Foreman announced he would be running for U.S. President and plans to “get recreational cannabis legal in all states.”

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