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Doja Cat’s brother, Raman Dalithando Dlamini, is denying he physically abused the singer or their mother.Getty Images for Sony Pictures

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Doja Cat’s brother is denying he physically abused the singer or their mother.

Raman Dalithando Dlamini was filmed pleading ignorance to paparazzi Thursday when they brought up the temporary restraining order filing obtained by Page Six this week that his mother, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, submitted in Los Angeles Superior Court on Jan. 12.

Not only did he claim to have no idea about the restraining order in the video obtained by the Shade Room, but he also told an inquiring photographer that he had no idea who the “Paint the Town Red” rapper was.

Dlamini, who appeared to be walking by a public baseball field at the time the video was taken, also claimed he had “no restraining order” against him.

When further pressed for answers, though, he seemingly admitted to knowing Doja and their mother by saying that he “hasn’t seen anybody in years.”

Doja Cat's brother Raman Dlamini
In a brief recorded chat with paparazzi obtained by the Shade Room Friday, he even claimed he had no idea who the singer was.Splash News / BACKGRID

Doja Cat's brother Raman Dlamini
He also pleaded ignorance to any restraining order.Splash News / BACKGRID

Doja Cat's brother Raman Dlamini
Eventually, though, he seemingly admitted he does know Doja and their mother, Deborah Elizabeth Sawyer, by saying he “hasn’t seen anybody in years.”Splash News / BACKGRID
He added that “there is no story” before the video cut off.

In the restraining order filing, Sawyer claims that Dlamini, 30, “has verbally assaulted” Doja — whose birth name is Amala Ratna Zadile Dlamini — “in a very degrading and demeaning manor [sic],” leaving her to “feel unsafe and traumatized.”


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Doja Cat's brother Raman Dlamini
Earlier this week, Page Six obtained a Jan. 12 restraining order filing by Sawyer, claiming Dlamini is physically and verbally abusive.Splash News / BACKGRID

Doja Cat's brother Raman Dlamini
She even claimed he once knocked out Doja’s teeth and stole her belongings.Splash News / BACKGRID
The filing also claims he once knocked all of the 28-year-old Grammy winner’s teeth out in a fit of rage and gave her cuts and bruises.

As for Sawyer, she alleges Raman has physically abused her “several times,” with the most recent occurrence being earlier this month. She claims he even threatened to kill her.

Sawyer’s request was temporarily approved by a judge, but the judge said Doja must submit her own request if she wants court-ordered protection.

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While a temporary restraining order was granted, it only protects Sawyer.FilmMagic

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Doja has not spoken out on the restraining order or her brother’s claims.Getty Images for The Recording Academy