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In keeping with TMZ, Doja Cat’s mom, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, is looking for a restraining order towards her son, Raman Dalithando Dlamini, Doja’s elder brother. In authorized paperwork filed in Los Angeles Superior Court docket and obtained by TMZ, Sawyer alleges that Dlamini has been verbally and bodily abusing her and Doja, 28, whose authorized title is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini.
Within the submitting, Sawyer claims that Dlamini, 30, has “knocked out” Doja’s tooth and left the rapper with cuts and bruises on her physique, although it’s unclear when the alleged abuse occurred. She accuses her son of destroying and stealing a few of Doja’s property and says he has been verbally abusive to Doja, talking together with her “in a really degrading and demeaning method” and leaving her feeling “unsafe and traumatized,” per TMZ. Sawyer additionally alleges that on a number of events over the previous 12 months — and as just lately as this month — Dlamini has bodily abused and threatened to kill her.
Sawyer raised Doja and her brother in an ashram within the L.A. space after their father, South African dancer and actor Dumisani Dlamini, moved again to South Africa. Doja has stated she doesn’t have a relationship together with her father and that her mother — a painter and designer — impressed her to discover the humanities, however she doesn’t speak about her brother a lot. In 2021, she informed Rolling Stone that whereas rising up, Dlamini made enjoyable of her for not having many Black mates. In the identical profile, Alexis Haines, who babysat Doja and Dlamini after they have been youngsters, stated Dlamini had “behavioral points” that “took up numerous area in that family” and that “there could not have been area for [Doja’s] emotions.”
TMZ stories that Sawyer beforehand had a restraining order towards Dlamini but it surely expired. The decide granted Sawyer court-ordered safety pending a listening to for a restraining order however denied the request for Doja, saying the rapper must file her personal paperwork.