Suge Knight Suing Chris Brown Over Nightclub Shooting
June 27, 2016 at 2:57 PM (PT)
One-time DEATH ROW RECORDS mogul MARION "SUGE' KNIGHT has sued CHRIS BROWN and the owners of a nightclub after he was shot seven times at a 2014 party hosted by the R&B singer, YAHOO! MUSIC/VARIETY report.
The lawsuit filed in LOS ANGELES SUPERIOR COURT accuses BROWN and the WEST HOLLYWOOD nightclub 1 OAK of failing to have adequate security at the unofficial pre-MTV VMA Awards event, and allowing at least one armed person into the venue during the party. The suit notes that BROWN’s parties have experienced incidents of violence, and also claims the R&B singer has gang ties.
“As a result of the negligence of the defendants, one or more unknown individuals were allowed access to the event with weapons, including firearms,” the lawsuit says. “As a foreseeable result, gunshots were fired by those admitted into the event and (KNIGHT) was shot and seriously injured.”
KNIGHT was shot seven times at the party, sustaining injuries to his chest, abdomen and left forearm. Though not life-threatening complications such as blood clots from the injuries allegedly impacted KNIGHT in court hearings on an unrelated murder charge. His attorneys claim that the fear that followed KNIGHT in the months after the shooting caused him to flee when attacked in his car in 2015, when he ran over two men in the incident, killing one.
The lawsuit asks that the defendants cover medical costs for past and future expenses of Knight’s injuries from the 2014 shooting, without naming a specific amount.