Doja Cat's Brother Officially Hit With Restraining Order From His Mother: Report

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NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - SEPTEMBER 12: Doja Cat attends the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on September 12, 2023 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

For those unaware, Raman Dalithando Dlamini denied these accusations of abuse, which also concern his sister, about a week ago.

Authorities officially served Doja Cat's brother with a restraining order barring him from contact with his mother on January 23, Radar Online shared based on reportedly obtained court documents. For those unaware, he faced accusations of physical and verbal abuse against both women. Moreover, the court tried to serve Raman Dalithando Dlamini with paperwork twice before, which failed, but they found him at his Studio City, California apartment. Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, his mother, filed for the order against her 30-year-old son this month. claiming the Scarlet superstar sustained physical injuries following her brother's assault.

Not only that, but Doja Cat's mother alleged that Raman "verbally assaulted her in a very degrading and demeaning manner," making the artist feel "unsafe and traumatized" thanks to theft and damage of property in addition to all this. Also, Sawyer accused her son of being "violent" towards her several times over the past year up to this very month as of most recently. including a threat of murder. She mentioned multiple temporary restraining orders against him since 2017 in her filing, but remarked that they all expired. For what it's worth, the 30-year-old denied these claims, maintained there is no restraining order against him, and said that his family hasn't seen him "in years."

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 05: Doja Cat attends the Los Angeles Premiere of Sony Pictures' "The Book of Clarence" at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on January 05, 2024 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic/Getty Images)

Furthermore, the "JEEZU" hitmaker has yet to publicly respond to this scandal, and so does Sawyer. Whether it's about the allegations themselves or the legal action, this came as a shock to many online. Regardless, TMZ reported that a court granted a temporary order protecting Doja Cat's mother, and it could possibly become permanent in the future. However, the rapper and singer doesn't have that safeguard yet, as she would have to file her own motion for a restraining order.

Meanwhile, this comes amid news that the "Paint The Town Red" creative will headline multiple festivals this year. One of those is Coachella alongside Tyler, The Creator and Lana Del Rey, and another is Wireless alongside Nicki Minaj and 21 S*vage. Hopefully this legal process becomes less of a headache for her with time. On that note, come back to HNHH for the latest news and updates on Doja Cat.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.