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Doja Cat's Mom Alleges Her Son Physically Abused Her and Singer in Restraining Order Filing

According to documents obtained by PEOPLE, Doja Cat's mother Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer claims her son knocked the singer's teeth out

<p>Pascal Le Segretain/Getty </p> Doja Cat in Paris in October 2022

Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

Doja Cat in Paris in October 2022

Doja Cat's mother Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer has alleged that her son Raman Dalithando Dlamini abused both her and the singer.

In court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 12 and obtained by PEOPLE, Sawyer, 62, filed a request for a temporary restraining order against her 30-year-old son and cites the singer (whose real name is Amala Ratna Zandile Dlamini), 28, as someone who needs protection.

According to the documents, the "Paint the Town Red" singer's brother has allegedly made her feel "unsafe and traumatized," knocking her teeth out and giving her a series of cuts and bruises.

The filing claims that “Raman has verbally assaulted her in a very degrading and demeaning [manner]" and has made Doja "feel unsafe and traumatized.”

Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Doja Cat in Los Angeles in November 2020
Emma McIntyre /AMA2020/Getty Doja Cat in Los Angeles in November 2020

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Doja’s mom also alleges Raman stole and destroyed some of the Grammy winner's belongings.

Sawyer claims Raman has been physically abusive toward her “several times” in the past year, choking her and threatening to kill her. She also alleged the most recent violent incident with her son happened in early January.

In the documents, Doja's mother says she's been granted temporary restraining orders against Raman since 2017, but they've now expired.

Representatives for the "Say So" artist have not yet responded to PEOPLE's requests for comment.

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<p>Lexie Moreland/WWD/Getty</p> Doja Cat in New York City in April 2023

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Doja Cat in New York City in April 2023

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Meanwhile on Wednesday, Doja was announced as one of the headliners of this year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival 2024, alongside Lana Del Rey and Tyler, the Creator. The lineup also includes a reunion from No Doubt.

She is set to headline on April 14 and 21, as J BalvinJhené AikoLil YachtyDJ SnakeReneé RappBebe RexhaCoi LerayTemsVictoria Monét and more take their respective stages.

Doja released her latest album Scarlet on Kemosabe and RCA Records in September 2023, which she confirmed was on its way with a now-deleted post on Instagram, announcing the title of her record.

It was the follow-up to Planet Her, which arrived in June 2021 and was nominated for both album of the year and best pop vocal album at the 64th Grammy Awards.

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