DOJA CAT’S BROTHER SERVED PAPERS FOR ALLEGEDLY ASSAULTING RAPPER
Written by torresanz on January 30, 2024
Doja Cat‘s brother has been located and officially served with a restraining order to keep him away from their mother amid her allegations of abuse against both her and his superstar sister.
According to documents obtained by Radar Online, 30-year-old Raman Dalithando Dlamini was served with legal paperwork in the early morning of January 23 at his Studio City, CA apartment — following two failed attempts.
As previously reported, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer filed for a restraining order against her son earlier this month, accusing him of assaulting both her and Doja Cat. In the court filing, Sawyer claims the “Paint the Town Red” hitmaker needed protection from her brother after an assault left her with cuts and bruises.
She also claims Raman has “verbally assaulted her in a very degrading and demeaning manner” and has left the Scarlet rapper feeling “unsafe and traumatized.” Sawyer further claims that her son stole from Doja and damaged some of her belongings.
According to Sawyer, Raman has also been violent towards herself on “several” occasions over the last year and even once threatened to kill her. The filing alleges that the most recent violent incident happened earlier this month. Sawyer says that she has had temporary restraining orders granted against her son since 2017 but they have since expired.
TMZ reported that a court had granted the temporary order, with the possibility of it being made permanent in the future. Doja Cat, however, has not yet been granted the same protection as she would have to file her own complaint against her brother.
The rapper and her mother have not yet commented on the filing or the allegations contained within.
Raman also said: “There’s no story,” and claimed “there’s no restraining order against me.” He also denied being violent towards his mother.
Despite the family turmoil, Doja Cat was recently named as a headliner for the 2024 edition of Coachella.
The other headliners are Tyler, The Creator and Lana Del Rey, while other artists confirmed for the California festival include Ice Spice, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty and Skepta.
Coachella 2024 will take place over two weekends in April, with Doja set to headline on April 14 and 21.