Doja Cat Gets Restraining Order Against Brother Denied

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 12: Doja Cat attends the 2021 MTV Video Music Awards at Barclays Center on September 12, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for MTV/ ViacomCBS)

While the Los Angeles superstar's mother got a new restraining order against her son, it looks like Doja is still legally unprotected.

If you've been up to date on what Doja Cat is up to online, you might have seen some concerning news about her brother. Moreover, Raman Dlamini allegedly stole from her and engaged in physically and mental abuse, and also received similar accusations of poor treatment towards their mother, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer. Her restraining order against him expired, but she's since gained a new one that will last five years. However, when it comes to the Scarlet superstar, the court reportedly denied a permanent restraining order in her favor against her brother, per AllHipHop. At press time, it's unclear exactly what prompted this refusal or what grounds it stands on, as this didn't come with an exoneration or excuse for her brother's alleged behavior.

Furthermore, these claims come from Doja Cat's mother, who claimed Raman Dlamini engaged in these crimes "several times" and made them feel "unsafe." Another allegation concerning this is that the 30-year-old male destroyed property belonging to his 28-year-old sister. "Raman has destroyed and stolen property,” the original filing regarding Doja Cat and her mother read. “Raman has verbally assaulted [Doja] in a very degrading and demeaning [manner]. [He] has made her feel unsafe and traumatized." In addition, Sawyer claimed that Raman's actions led to "constant anxiety and fear" in their lives.

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For what it's worth, Doja Cat's brother previously denied all these allegations. This occurred when a reporter found him out in the open and asked him about it, for which he had strong words. Not only did Raman deny that there was any abuse involved, but he also suggested that he hasn't spoken to his family in years. As such, this is still a pretty muddy case, especially given the discrepancy between the acceptance and denial of two different restraining orders.

Meanwhile, the Los Angeles native recently teased a deluxe version of her latest album, which has fans very excited. Still, this paints any activity from a career standpoint in a darker light. It must be difficult to handle a situation like this with so many other pressures on you. For more news and the latest updates on Doja Cat, check back in with HNHH.

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About The Author
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.