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Snoop Dogg described as a 'misogynist wretch' by judge

SNOOP Dogg has been described as a "misogynist wretch" by a judge in Northern Ireland, during the trial of a woman who punched a police officer after attending one of the US rapper's gigs.

Simone Campbell, 18, consumed eight glasses of wine and "a quantity" of rum on the night of the concert at Derry's Ebrington Square in October last year.

At a court hearing yesterday, she admitted punching the police officer on the ear and resisting arrest while making her way home.

Judge Barney McElholm, imposing a 12-month probation order, said: "Despite the bad behaviour espoused by his lyrics there was no excuse for this. Why any woman would want to go to a concert to listen to this misogynist wretch escapes me. Why he was allowed into the country in the first place is another matter."

Snoop, real name Calvin Broadus Jnr, has a long history of controversy. During the 1990s, he was one of the biggest names in the gangster rap movement that created a moral panic across America. In 2006, he was banned from the UK for four years after a scuffle at Heathrow airport.