Los Angeles: Rapper 50 Cent is being sued by a woman who alleges she was assaulted by one of the star's associates at his mansion two years ago.

Vasti Ortiz has filed legal papers at the Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against the 36-year-old hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, as well as his G-Unit Films and Television company,according to reports.

Ortiz claims she was invited to Jackson's property one evening in August 2009, when she met his employee Dwayne McKenzie, who she alleges made "awkward sexual requests".

She managed to flee the house after a struggle and was admitted to a nearby hospital to clean up a large gash on her head.

Now Ortiz is accusing 50 Cent of being responsible for the alleged incident because he failed to sufficiently carry out a "proper investigation into McKenzie's background before allowing him to act as an agent and employee of the defendant, G-Unit, at the mansion."

50 Cent is said to have continued to employ McKenziedespite his criminal history, which includes a felony charge involving illegal possession of a handgun.

Ortiz, who claims she has been permanently damaged by the attack, is seeking an undisclosed amount for medical bills and damages.

(Agencies)